Viña Zorzal Cuatro del Cuatro is a tribute to our father, Antonio, the man who created our brand. A singular wine which embodies the character, identity and expression of graciano: a varietal that fascinated him throughout his life. The wine is an attempt to transmit all the power and passion that has driven us throughout the years. Very limited production.
GRAPES VARIETIES: 100% Graciano
VINES: 37 year-old vines from our own vineyards in Ombatillo (Corella)
WINEMAKING: Hand harvesting of the best bunches of our Corella graciano in 8kg crates. Alcoholic fermentation, with native yeasts, in 500 litre French, oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation and ageing for 12 months in two-year old, 300 litre French, oak barrels. Gentle clarification and filtration, without stabilization.
FOOD MATCHING: pastas, pulses, cured meats and charcuterie and any type of grilled meat.
Wine Advocate – “The pure Graciano 2018 Cuatro del Cuatro was first produced in 2015 as an homage to the Sanz brothers’ father, who kept his Graciano vines when the majority ripped them up. They have seen that, with a soft vinification, the variety is not as rustic as most think and, in fact, can be quite elegant. 2018 was a tricky vintage for the variety, and the wine has moderate alcohol (13.3%), a very low pH (3.35) and notable acidity (six grams of tartaric acid per liter). It was produced with grapes grown in the village of Corella (especially from a vineyard planted in 1978), which has more Mediterranean influence that Fitero, the other village where they have the majority of their vineyards. This is a super serious Graciano, fresher than the majority of varietal bottlings out there, as they have lost the fear of harvesting it earlier, and it delivers a very spicy wine, with lots of black and even white peppercorns. I think this is very much in line with the 2016.” (94 Pts)