The fruit to produce Pinot Noir “Eggo Filoso” Zorzal was grown in a single vineyard. Carefully selected, whole grapes with their stalks were placed in the cement egg, without crushing, in order to create wholebunch fermentation with natural yeast. Pinot Noir “Eggo Filoso” Zorzal was vinified using minimal intervention, once fermentation was complete, the grapes were gently pressed and the extracted press wine was combined with the free-run wine. It was then matured for nine months in the 3,000 litre concrete egg. Bottling took place directly from the egg.
The grapes are grown in a specifically limey patch of a plot in a drip irrigated single vineyard in Tupungato, Gualtallary. It is located in one of Argentina’s most outstanding vine growing valleys: the Uco Valley. Gualtallary is situated at 1,350 metres above sea-level in the highest vine growing zone at the foot of Tupungato volcano, one of the highest peaks in the Andes. This zone is characterised by its combination of altitude, alluvial soils, sunny days, low rainfall and wide temperature ranges. The diurnal temperatures here oscillate between 35°C and 17°C, creating long, slow ripening periods, concentrating the flavours in the fruit with balancing acidity.
Zorzal is an Argentinian boutique winery which has been dedicated to the production of high quality wines since 2008 and is located at the highest point of the Uco Valley. Zorzal hailed as one of the most exclusive and well-regarded areas for viticulture in Argentina, the terroir is revealed in the Zorzal wines through a respectful, non invasive winemaking process that puts austerity before exuberance and fruit before wood. The wines have rapidly gained international recognition. Founded by the Michelini brothers, who are outstanding in their passionate leadership in the vineyards and winery, this highly regarded winemaking duo have become renowned as the trendsetters of the Argentinian winemaking scene.