Zuccardi joins La Place de Bordeaux
Zuccardi will launch the distribution of one of its emblematic wines, through the historical global distribution network of La Place de Bordeaux.
July 13 – The 2019 Zuccardi Finca Canal Uco Single Vineyard will join the ranks of some of the most renowned wines in the world.
Distribution via La Place will start from September 2022, intended for all markets in the world, with the exception of South America.
Finca Canal Uco is one of the most distinctive vineyards planted by Zuccardi in Paraje Altamira. Located in the Uco Valley, it is a high altitude farm (1100 m / 3608 ft) with alluvial and limestone soils at the foot of the frontal Andes mountains.
“We are delighted that our Finca Canal Uco is distributed by La Place de Bordeaux. It’s a great entry for our country into the world of good wine,” says Sebastian Zuccardi, a third generation winemaker who grew up in a family that is a key figure in the history of viticulture in Argentina.
Since 1963, when his grandfather planted his first vines in Mendoza, Familia Zuccardi has never stopped creating, innovating and pushing the limits to develop the unique personality of new Argentine wines.
“We are not looking for perfect wines, but wines that best express the region. We make mountain wines. On this land, previously cultivated with apple trees, we planted our first vines in Paraje Altamira, in the Uco Valley,” explains Sebastian.
La Place is a historical network that reaches dealers and collectors in around 170 countries. It has been in operation for over 800 years. Initially aimed at Bordeaux wines only, since 1998 the market has evolved and regions and producers outside of Bordeaux with a strong history and pedigree have joined us. Other non-Bordeaux wines represented by La Place include Seña and Almaviva from Chile, Opus One and Joseph Phelps from California, Ornellaia and Masseto from Italy, Vin de Constance from South Africa, among many other wines of similar pedigree.
On behalf of the negociants, Mathieu Chadronnier of CVBG says: “Over the years, La Place de Bordeaux has become the epicenter of the distribution of the best wines in the world, whether from Bordeaux or beyond. Our customers are looking for wines with irreproachable references in terms of quality, identity and prestige.
Zuccardi is one of Argentina’s most revered wine families, one whose impact on the rise of fine wines in this great country has proven to be the most defining. He proudly embodies the best of Argentina.
Finca Canal Uco is a very large Malbec, with captivating intensity, distinctive character and remarkable finesse.
A Great Wine that La Place de Bordeaux is proud to represent!
“The 2019 vintage was one of the best harvests in my memory, very dry and cold. The climatic conditions gave good natural acidity, very good structure and firm tannins, excellent fruitiness, without over-ripening.
Over the years, Finca Canal Uco has become one of the great wines of my family,” concludes Sebastian Zuccardi.