Date(s) - June 8, 2021
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
James Suckling Wine Central
2021 GREAT WINES OF THE WORLD MASTERCLASSES
NEW ARGENTINA: THE REVOLUTION OF SINGLE-VINEYARD / SINGLE-PARCEL WINES
Masterclass Tasting with JamesSuckling.com
June 8, 2021 (Tuesday); 5.15 p.m. – 6.15 p.m.
@ James Suckling Wine Central
(5 wines to taste) / HK$288 per person
Join this special wine tasting masterclass and roundtable conversation hosted and presented by the global JamesSuckling.com tasting team!
Argentina is going through a revolution and rediscovering the true meaning of drinkability, with an increasing focus on single-vineyard bottling, such as with Catena Zapata’s Adrianna Vineyard. Come and discover how terroir plays a role in the nuanced personalities of different single parcels. Get to taste 5 top-scoring wines, including one perfect-scoring 100-pointer.
Such is its reputation as one of Argentina’s finest producers that it’s hard to believe Achaval-Ferrer was only founded in 1998. Its renown is mostly down to three small, exceptional parcels of densely planted malbec in Mendoza: Finca Altamira, Finca Mirador and Finca Bella Vista. All Achaval-Ferrer’s sites are found along the Andes at daunting elevations, and no filtration or fining is undertaken during the winemaking.
Catena Zapata is one of Argentina’s most historic estates and one of the country’s leading wine names. Laura Catena, a Harvard and Stanford-educated physician, combines her strong science background with a passion for the family winery, conducting groundbreaking studies on soil and climate, sustainable viticulture, and high-altitude winemaking.
El Enemigo literally means “the enemy” in Spanish, and is a nod to the battles we fight against ourselves to achieve what we really want. Whether it’s the vineyards of Gualtallary in Valle de Uco or the lower sections of Agrelo, Alejandro always manages to produce exceptional wines that encapsulate the region’s diverse soils, terroirs, microclimates and grape types.
The Zuccardi family has been making wine in Mendoza since the 1960s. At Zuccardi, the emphasis is on translating the characteristics of the soils into the wine, via a heavy focus on single-vineyard bottlings. With dozens of parcel-specific concrete vats, the family’s new winery highlights the Zuccardis’ precision in winemaking.
Bodega Piedra Negra
Bordeaux’s Francois Lurton and his brother Jacques began making wine in Argentina in 1992, but it wasn’t until 1996 that they found the perfect location in Valle de Uco, purchasing 200 hectares for their South American outpost. Piedra Negra produces wonderfully low yields of high-quality grapes – mainly malbec, cabernet sauvignon and pinot gris – and bottles fascinating and delicious wines.
List of Wines
- Catena Zapata Chardonnay Mendoza Adrianna Vineyard White Bones 2018 100 pts
- El Enemigo Cabernet Franc El Cepillo Mendoza Gran Enemigo Single Vineyard 2017 96 pts
- Zuccardi Aluvional Gualtallary 2017 97 pts
- Achaval-Ferrer Malbec Mendoza Finca Bella Vista 2018 95 pts
- Bodega Piedra Negra Valle de Uco Los Chacayes L´Esprit de Chacayes Sin Sulfitos Agregados 2019 95 pts
This masterclass tasting at James Suckling Wine Central is part of the 2021 Great Wines of the World Tasting Month “Summer Edition” – a series of curated tasting events featuring 60+ of the world’s greatest producers and their top-scoring wines. Check out the full line-up of all masterclass tastings and other programs during the tasting month at: www.jamessuckling.com/event/great-wines-world-2021-masterclasses
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