Zuccardi “Q” Malbec
About this Wine:
Vintage Elkhart Lake Tasting Note: More old-world styled Malbec. There are some dark, rich fruit notes, but the earth and spice aromas really shine. Aromas of black plum, blackberry dried figs are layered with oak spice, cocoa, and black pepper notes.
Pairing Suggestions: Grilled beef (especially with black pepper), steak fajitas, blackened salmon, chili, beef or pork stew.
Locality: 100 % Malbec. La Consulta, Vista Flores and Agrelo vineyards, Mendoza. Hand harvested.
Fermentation: Classic vinification with indigenous selected yeast from our vineyards. Skin maceration for 25 days with pigeage (punch-down) and delestage (rack-and-return fermentation). Complete malolactic fermentation.
Aging: Matured in French medium toasted oak barrels for 12 months. Natural clarification. Soft filtration before bottling. Six months more in bottle before release.
Alcohol: 14.50% vol
Total Acidity: 6.50 g/l
Sugar: 2.9 g/l