Sebastian Zuccardi, grandson of the founder, is now in charge at this trailblazing family winery just east of the town Mendoza. Rapidly establishing himself as one of the great winemaking talents of Argentina, he is determined to alter the world's perception of Malbec and talks of 'not seeking perfect wines, but those that express the place and the region'.
His vision is is terroir which has honed and shaped by flood waters from the Andes that have brought the rocks and boulders that now form the sub-soils of many of the very best vineyards. Frequently pictured waist deep in a muddy hole in one of these vineyards, these rocks not only form part of the vineyard but in their new winery, they form the building and the fermentation vessels. With his emphasis towards purity of fruit, Sebastian's wines are a convincing argument for the use of concrete fermentation and ageing vessels and, as a result, for the movement towards a greater understanding of the potential of Malbec and of Argentina in general. It's fair to say that Sebastian is amongst the most influential young winemakers in the country.