Zorzal Eggo Tinto De Tiza 2015 | Drinking great now – with a decade to go!
The Zorzal Eggo Tinto De Tiza 2015 is 85% Malbec, 10% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep, dark purple in the glass. Bursting with bright aromas of black and blue fruit, dried flowers, and crushed rock minerality. Rich on entry, yet sharply delineated with remarkable lift and a serious mineral thread. Finishing long, with power and silky tannins—this is a special wine.
94 Points – Wine Advocate | The one blend in the Eggo range is the Zorzal Eggo Tinto De Tiza 2015, which mixes Malbec with 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon fermented in 2,000-liter egg-shaped cement vats where the wine matured for almost one year. This feels quite complete and balanced, with good ripeness while keeping the balance and poise. The palate is juicy and fresh, with fine-grained tannins and a bittersweet finish akin to sour cherries. Very tasty and long. Super. Incredible for the price.
Egg Shaped Fermentation
The curious egg-shaped fermentation vats caught our eye even before the snow-capped Andean vistas. Introduced by Rhône legend Michel Chapoutier, the “eggs” are a cornerstone of the Michelini brothers’ winemaking strategy.
“Without any corners, egg vats create smoother flow and better uniformity,” Juan Pablo Michelini told us. “That circulation creates richer mouthfeel. The eggs regulate temperature better. The surface of concrete means you get millions of microscopic pockets of oxygen, which improves tannins. Also,” Michelini said, grinning, “they look cool!”
But you won’t be thinking about that distinct shape and method once Zorzal Eggo Tinto De Tiza 2015 crosses your lips. So precise, elegant, and light on its feet—a stark contrast to some of Mendoza fuller, riper, heavily-oaked styles of Malbec. Drink now.
Zorzal & Michelini Brother Winemakers
The Michelini brothers’ Zorzal Eggo Tinto De Tiza 2015 upends old notions of Argentinian reds. And racks up 94 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate while doing so. The brothers’ creativity “seems to have no limits” gushes the Advocate. While also praising this finely-cut Malbec-dominated blend from red, chalky soils “incredible for the price.”
The highest winery in Mendoza, Zorzal sits on a 70-hectare parcel (175 acres) of prime land in the heard of one of the finest wine growing regions in the world: the Uco Valley, 130 miles south of the city of Mendoza. Zorzal is a collaboration of Argentine owners and operators and Canadian investors.