Altar Uco, Edad Moderna Blend Tupungato 2018Regular price $24.00 Save $-24.00
Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec
Juan Pablo Michelini is the face behind Altar Uco. His family’s winery, Zorzal, was begun by him and his brothers in 2007 where Juan Pablo is head winemaker. Altar Uco is his latest endeavor, furthering his fresh perspective on the potential of wine in the Uco Valley. The mentality is to produce “quiet wines,” wines requiring as little human intervention as possible. Within Altar Uco are two series, “Edad Moderna” and “Edad Media,” Modern Age and Middle Age respectively.
Edad Moderna are terroir-driven wines, but defined by their shorter time in the winery, reinstating his theory of little intervention. The “Edad Moderna” blend undergoes partial whole-cluster fermentation and aged in cement to retain purity of fruit. This bottle is one of just 6000 produced.