The Michelini brothers, also winemakers at Mendoza’s renowned Zorzal and Passionate wineries, planted and built their biodynamic winery in the Los Chacayes subregion of the Uco Valley in Argentina in 2012. SuperUco was originally inspired with the intent to showcase three unique calcareous soil types from some of the most highly regarded subregions of the Uco Valley. They produce wines under the Calcareo and SuperUco labels. The dodecahedron shaped winery consists of egg-shaped concrete amphoras, foudres, barrels, and concrete eggs. The two hectare farm is planted in concentric circles so that the vines have 360 degrees of exposure to the sun. The different varietals are planted from the center outward, as its vegetative cycle dictates. This boutique, biodynamic winery produces very limited bottlings of top quality, terroir driven wines.
LUIS GUTIERREZ - WINE ADVOCATE
The subtle, perfumed and ethereal 2016 Calcáreo de Granito de Gualta (labeled as Calcáreo de Granito de Tupungato in some markets) comes from vines in Tupungato Winelands in Gualtallary. It's the most harmonious and nuanced of the Calcáreo range, with tantalizing aromas of wild berries, herbs and flowers. The palate is sleek and elegant, while the tannins have the signature chalky tannins from the Gualtallary soils. This is simply amazing, especially considering the price. The vines are only ten years old. I cannot imagine what this could be when the plants are old.
STEPHEN TANZER - VINOUS
(fermented in concrete amphoras, then aged in 500-liter barrels; the Michelini brothers reserve small barriques for their more expensive bottlings; from stony, well-drained calcaire): Deep red-ruby. Distinctly rocky scents of tart cherry stomp and chalk. Wonderfully intense and pure, displaying terrific energy to its black cherry, spice and flint flavors. But this extremely promising wine is youthfully tight, even imploded, today and in need of cellaring. Gerardo Michelini told me that he and his brothers like this site best because this is where they live. 94+/100