SuperUco Calcareo Coluvio de Altamira
Regular price $23.00
Winemaker: Michelini Brothers
Appellation: Uco Valley, Argentina
Grape Varieties: Malbec
This 100% hand harvested Malbec is from a single vineyard in the Altamira sub-region of the Uco Valley. The nose is bright with notes of red currant, tobacco, and violets. The palate is light with soft fruit notes of red cherries that leads to a long finish with hints of chocolate.
The Michelini brothers, also winemakers at Mendoza’s renowned Zorzal and Passionate wineries, planted and built their biodynamic winery in the Los Chacayes subregion of the Uco Valley in Argentina in 2012. SuperUco was originally inspired with the intent to showcase three unique calcareous soil types from some of the most highly regarded subregions of the Uco Valley. They produce wines under the Calcareo and SuperUco labels. The dodecahedron shaped winery consists of egg-shaped concrete amphoras, foudres, barrels, and concrete eggs. The two hectare farm is planted in concentric circles so that the vines have 360 degrees of exposure to the sun. The different varietals are planted from the center outward, as its vegetative cycle dictates. This boutique, biodynamic winery produces very limited bottlings of top quality, terroir driven wines.