Vina Zorzal Natcool Graciano 2019 1.0L LITER

SKU: P69916 ISBN:
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Viña Zorzal and Matias Michelini (he, of Via Revolucionaria, and Passionate Wines) partnered up to make the newest wine under the Nat’Cool moniker created by Dirk Niepoort. Like the other wines under this label, it is a delicious, easy to drink, low-alcohol and fun wine, to be enjoyed every day. It is made of Graciano, in concrete and steel tanks, from native yeasts, bottled fresh and young.

Wine Advocate 92 points Viña Zorzal has produced a 2019 Nat'Cool with Matías Michelini from Graciano grapes, a classical but scarce grape found mostly in Navarra and Rioja from a super healthy vintage, with enough rain and mild weather during harvest time. This is 11.84% alcohol, quite low and with healthy acidity (low pH and notable reading in tartaric acid per liter), so the grapes were picked early, destemmed and fermented in concrete and stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. It was kept in concrete (topped up with a little Garnacha) until bottling in March 2020. It's so obviously young and primary, with a bright, translucent purple color and a fruit-driven nose, with great freshness and perfume, with an herbal twist. It's not terribly complex, but it's super-pleasant and gulpable, solid, balanced and fresh, really easy to drink. The world needs more wines like this!