2015 Zorzal "Eggo - Filoso" Pinot Noir Tupungato

SKU #1371472 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Qualified as edgy or sharp (filoso), the 2015 Eggo Filoso Pinot Noir is produced following the carbonic maceration method in egg-shaped cement vats where it matured for almost one year. There is a curious note of cold bonfire, smoky, with hints of gun powder and graphite, more developed, hinting on decayed strawberries and meat. The palate shows great focus and definition, with very fine, chalky tannins and a very tasty finish. This is ready now, but it should also keep. (LG)  (12/2016)

92 points James Suckling

 I like the dried strawberry and lemon aromas and flavors in this. Full body, soft and silky and a flavorful finish. Drink now.  (5/2016)

Vinous

 Light red with a pale rim; not crystal-clear. Pungent, spicy lift to the aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cranberry and flowers, with a sappy hint of greenness to it. Silky, smooth and moderately concentrated, showing more thrust and energy than the '16 Terroir Unico Pinot, with its tart red berry flavors nicely complemented by saline minerality. This very fruity, lively Pinot finishes with more refined tannins and subtle length as well. (ST)  (4/2017)

Wine Enthusiast

 This almost translucent brick-colored Pinot offers aromas of lettuce leaf, orange peel and dried red fruits. It's light, edgy and fresh in feel, with flavors of salted meat and herbal plum. A tangy citric finish is primed with racy acidity. Fermented and aged in egg-shaped cement tanks. (MS)  (5/2017)

K&L Notes

Produced from a 12-acre, highly calcareous site in Gualtallary, this Pinot Noir sees a good portion of stem inclusion as well as ageing in concrete eggs (you guessed it, that is why this range of wines is called "Eggo"). A convincingly Burgundian Pinot, with lovely savor to complement the fruit, this is yet another cuvee from the Michelini brothers over at Zorzal. Perhaps more than any other winery in Argentina right now, Zorzal is challenging the notion of what wines from that country can and should be, focusing on early picked fruit from highly calcareous parcels and then a simple regimen in the cellar to pursue balanced, food friendly wines.


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By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/15/2018 | Send Email
A very classic Pinot, from the light, brilliant purple color, with beautiful floral aromatic. On the palate it has a touch of wild strawberries, and cassis jam. Quite interesting salinity on the finish. Perfect pair with turkey, cranberries, brussel sprouts and the like.

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Pinot Noir

- One of France's most legendary grapes and the grape that earned Burgundy its reputation. The parent of varietals like Pinot Gris/Grigio and Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir is blue to violet to indigo in color with relatively thin skins, and it is said to have been cultivated in France for more than 2,000 years. At its best, Pinot Noir creates elegant wines that are filled with primary red fruit aromas and flavors while young, revealing with an array of secondary characteristics like earth, smoke, violet, truffle and game with age. The varietal is also known, perhaps better than any, for its ability to translate terroir, or a sense of place. While the best Pinot Noir still comes from Burgundy, it is being produced with increasing success in cooler climates around the world. In France, it is part of the trifecta of grapes that can go into Champagne, and it is also grown in Alsace, Irancy, Jura, Savoie, Lorraine and Sancerre. Outside of France it is produced under the names Pinot Nero and Blauburgunder in Italy's mountainous regions, as Spätburgunder in Germany and as Blauburgunder in Austria. In the US, Pinot Noir has found suitable growing conditions in the cooler parts of California, including Carneros, the Russian River Valley, the Anderson Valley, the Sonoma Coast, Monterey County, the Santa Lucia Highlands and Santa Barbara County, as well as in Oregon's Willamette Valley. In recent years, New Zealand has demonstrated its ability to interpret this hard-to-grow varietal, with successful bottlings coming from careful and attentive growers in Central Otago, Martinborough and Canterbury. Chile is also an up-and-coming region for Pinot Noir, creating fresh, fruit-forward, early-drinking and affordable Pinots from the coastal Casablanca Valley and the Limari Valley.
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Argentina

- Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina's wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.6