Meet Argentina’s Masters of Malbec- The Zucardi Family
We are proud that the Zucardi Family Argentina Malbec is one of the featured discovery wines in the first shipment of the new NPR Wine Club.
From the very beginning, the Zucardi’s focused on the achievement of Fours: producing the highest quality wines, keeping a constant innovation capacity, working in full harmony with the environment, and being useful to the community they lived in.
They are a family company founded in 1963 by Engineer Alberto Zuccardi. In those times, he began planting vines in Maipú (province of Mendoza), experimenting with an irrigation system of his own creation based on a method used in California. Forty-five years after the starting point of this path, there are three generations joined by a passion for wine. In September 2007, the prestigious magazine DECANTER acknowledged José Alberto and Sebastián Zuccardi as being among the five most influential personalities of Argentine Wine.
Located in the district of San Carlos, La Consulta estate has 37 hectares mainly growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. The traditional furrow and ditch irrigation system is implemented in this estate, a system that was developed by the first vine growers in the region.
Familia Zuccardi, always taking care of every detail, has chosen the best areas to cultivate each variety and the conduction system is chosen according to the regional and varietal characteristics. For La Consulta estate, the conduction system is vertical so that all cultural works on the plant from pruning to harvesting are intended to produce the best grapes. Their wine is truly divine!