Hallgarten adds to its Argentinean portfolio
Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines has added to its Argentinean portfolio with the Zorzal Eggo range, a collection of wines which are all vinified in concrete eggs.
Zorzal Wines is a boutique Argentine winery founded in 2008 by the renowned Michelini brothers. The winemaking director, Juan Pablo Michelini, selects grapes from vineyards in Gualtallary at 1,350 metres above sea level in the foothills of the Tupungato volcano.
Vinification takes place in gravity-fed winery on four levels where Juan Pablo and his brother Matias use roll fermenters and egg-shaped vats to perform micro-vinification in casks. They also have an automatic temperature control system, which can be operated remotely from anywhere in the world.
Hallgarten’s head of buying, Steve Daniel, said: “The Michelini brothers, alongside Matius Riccitelli with whom we’ve worked for four years, are the hottest young winemaking talent in Argentina and together are making a real impact on the wine industry as a whole. We are understandably proud of our Argentinean portfolio, and the addition of Zorzal only cements this – the Eggo range in particular will stand out on any of our customers’ wines lists.”
The specialist wine importer will list the Eggo range for UK independents and the on-trade. The four-strong range includes Bonaparte Bonarda, Filoso Pinot Noir, France Cabernet Franc and Tinto de Tiza Malbec, each priced at £15.99. Hallgarten will also list Zorzal’s Blac de Cal Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (£15.99).