On this occasion, the accolade was granted to Finca Piedra Infinita Supercal 2019
This wine is the result of the search for the purest expression of identity of Finca Piedra Infinita, in Paraje Altamira. It was sourced from a specific 0.78-hectare block (approximately 84,000 sq feet), located in the western part of the estate. This plot stands out for its shallow soils and huge rock deposits covered by a rich layer of calcareous material.
In his 2022 report on Argentina for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Luis Gutiérrez writes that “in a cooler harvest like that of 2019, this wine achieved a phenomenal level of precision, austerity, elegance and balance.” “It floats on the palate with an ethereal quality, while showcasing all the influence and power of its place of origin. Fluid, refreshing, and with a saline touch on the finish, its attributes allow for it to be enjoyed right now or cellared for a long time. Bravo!”
In the words of Sebastián Zuccardi, the winery’s Winemaker, “those of us who work on this vineyard day after day never cease to be amazed by its unique features. The 2019 harvest was one of the best we’ve ever had because of the cool, dry weather. Everything happened at the right time, with no surprises. When it was over, we knew it would yield great satisfaction.”
In addition to Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Supercal 2019, which earned a perfect score, other wines by Zuccardi Valle de Uco received outstanding ratings:
Zuccardi Finca Las Cerrilladas 2020, 98 points.
Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita 2020, 98 points.
Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Gravascal 2020, 98 points.
Zuccardi Finca Piedra Infinita Supercal 2020, 98 points.
Zuccardi Aluvional Gualtallary 2019, 98 points.
Zuccardi Finca Las Cerrilladas 2019, 98 points.
Robert Parker’s rating system in The Wine Advocate (TWA) uses a quality score of 50 – 100 points, which provide an evaluative comment on the quality and style of a wine as a reflection of the region it comes from. A 100-point score indicates an extraordinary wine. Established in 1978, the ratings known as Parker Points hold considerable sway over consumers, particularly in the United States. Luis Gutierrez is part of the TWA tasting staff and is in charge of evaluating wines from Argentina, Chile and Spain.