Zuccardi Q Chardonnay 2016
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: August 1, 2018
- Last modified: August 1, 2018
This wine is better than ever, shaped by Sebastian Zuccardi's lighter hand and inherent knowledge of soils. This wine was sourced from limestone laced soils of Tupungato, as well as Mendoza. Pure, light lemon is bedded with lees and salty spice in this bright, fresh, textural white. After direct press, this was native fermented in a mix of concrete and 20% oak, aged on the lees with no MLF, with freshness as aim. The mid-palate weight is now almost entirely less-led (compared to the wood of the past), bedding white peach, lemon blossom, pears and fine toast. Salted cashews and lemon pith linger on the lengthy finish. Very complete, offering a friendly view of the exciting new world of Argentine Chardy.