Enjoy Malbec Day 2017 #malbecday, on April 17, with Wine Channel TV host Jessica Altieri. Jessica had the opportunity to meet with the President and owner of Zolo, Patricia Ortiz, who shared the meaning of “Zolo” and the history of the grapes from vineyards from Lujan de Cuyo and Maipú, Zolo. Zolo winemakers include Fabián Valenzuela, recognized winemaker from Argentina, as well as Jean Claude Berrouet, famous winemaker in Pomerol, who worked for more than 40 years as a leading winemaker of Petrus, France. Cheers to #MalbecDay 2017.
Zolo is made with grapes from the first zone from the Mendoza River Valley (Maipú and Luján ) from vineyards located between 800 and 1100 meters height. These wines have a marked fruitiness, spending 8 months in oak, developed with sustainable practices, the wines have ripe tannins, red fresh fruits, giving way to a modern, vibrant and intense wine.
Zolo is one of the most technologically advanced wineries in Argentina. Zolo selects grapes from estate vineyards in Agrelo and Alto Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. Located at various altitudes, each of these terroirs provides a different expression of fruit and varietal concentration
From Zolo Wines: “Purplish red color. Aromas of fresh fruits such as plums and strawberries. The oak contributes with delicate vanilla notes. Sweet and gentle entry. Smooth and persistent finish”. Perfect for #malbecday 2017!
“Malbec World Day is celebrated on April 17, to commemorate the day when president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina officially made it his mission to transform Argentina’s wine industry. On that day, back in 1853, he tasked Michel Aimé Pouget, a French soil expert, to bring over new vines. Amongst his selection, was Malbec. Pouget continued experimenting with the adaptation of French varietals to Argentina’s diverse terroirs.”- (wikipedia)