WINE ADVOCATE 94+ POINTS - "The 2020 Concreto Malbec also impressed me, because it comes from the warmest and most challenging vintage of recent years, yet the wine keeps its poise and depth. This is a selection from shallow, stony and calcareous soils from Altamira, so the vines are quite sensitive to heat. If you encounter it on its own, it will feel fresh and superb; the problem is tasting it next to the 2021, which is what I did, because there is an extra degree of freshness, precision and clarity in the 2021, one of the finest vintages for this wine so far. This fermented with full clusters that were foot trodden to prevent carbonic maceration and had a short maceration to get a fine-boned and elegant wine, with an even shorter maceration in warmer years. This is a wine that always transcends the price point. "
This wine is unlike any other Malbec we have ever tried. The Zuccardi's are pioneers of single vineyard, micro-climate wines in the Uco Valley and are taking Argentine winemaking to the next level of quality and refinement. Now, the Zuccardi's have crafted a Malbec which is fermented and aged in concrete vats. The emphasis of Concreto is on the pure fruit flavor of Malbec grapes, rather than flavors influenced by oak.
We were floored when we experienced this varietal in its unadorned state with its intense aromatics and amazing complexity. We feel this "Naked Malbec" is so pure that it does not need to be clothed in oak! This wine is a transparent example of the Zuccardi pedigree and their ability to showcase Malbec in its purest possible expression.