Another Argentine wine gets the long-awaited top score from the world’s most influential wine critic! We have a third “hermano” with 100 points from Robert Parker.
And if you don’t already know the previous two wines with 100 points or Robert Parker’s criteria, click on the link bellow:
The new participant in this select group is Piedra Infinita 2016 from Bodega Zuccardi and Sebastian Zuccardi is also the third Argentine winemaker to receive such an honor (the other two are linked above).
“Oenology is a profession that is closely linked to nature, without glamor. It requires a lot of humility, respect and daily work. Personally, wine has given me the opportunity to work in contact with nature, where I want to live and where I want my children to grow up, ”he said, Sebastián Zuccardi, in an interview with the Clarín newspaper.
The responsable for Piedra Infinita perfect score is Spaniard Luis Gutiérrez, considered a wine industry guru since he was chosen by renowned Parker and his Wine Advocate publication, to score wines from Spain, Argentina, Chile and some small wines areas of France.
Piedra Infinita Vineyards are located in Paraje Altamira, near the Tunuyán River and 1.100 meters above sea level. Its soil is highlighted by large deposits of alluvial granite rocks, and covered with limestone.
The award winning wine is 100% Malbec, produced with a careful selection of lots of vineyards that grow on shallower soils, abundant on this property. It is a true mountain wine.
It is noteworthy that in July of this year, the Argentine winery Zuccardi, from Uco Valley in Mendoza, was awarded in London as the best winery in South America and the World by World’s Best Vineyards. Its founder, José Alberto Zuccardi, director of the winery, defined the success of this venture as: “Everything we do is related to terroir and is an expression of Argentina and specifically the Uco Valley.”
Other wines well rated by Robert Parker’s new list are: Gran Enemigo Cabernet Franc Gualtallary 2016 (99), Catena Zapata White Stones Chardonnay 2018 (98+) and Catena Zapata Adrianna River Stones Malbec 2017 (98 ).