2012 Garzón Tannat Uruguay

$19.95

Now, this is both a producer and a grape you need to know about. A friend in the industry who knows a thing or two told us this winemaking facility makes a Bordeaux first growth look like a sandbox." Harnessing the power of Uruguay’s signature grape, it’s just downright seductive South American firepower. Black fruits, red berries, sweet tannins and a lingering finish will keep you coming back for more. We cannot overstate the value you’re getting in the glass here."

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When Alejandro Bulgheroni and his wife, Bettina, discovered Garzón in 1999, they saw in it their "little Uruguayan Tuscany." Their family dream that has come true today. They've created a new agricultural paradise dedicated to growing outstanding wines of character while keeping sustainability front and center. As of the 2014 harvest Bodega Garzón was crowned the first sustainable winery built outside North America in accordance with the stringent requirements set down by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a rating system developed by the USGBC which consists of a set of rules regarding strategic plans aimed at ensuring building sustainability. Bodega Garzón and her ample vineyards are situated near the Punta del Este along Uruguay's east coast. At a mere 11 miles from the Atlantic Ocean the Estate's 1,000 small vineyard blocks - each with varying micro-climates, soil composition and exposure - are something uniquely special. World renowned winemaker Alberto Antonini has the pleasure of finessing the pristine fruit into its optimal expression. All in all, this is a match made in heaven and we can't wait to see what they're going to do next!

Varietal:
Other Red
Winemaker:
Alberto Antonini
Vintage:
2012
Aging:
9 months
Oak Treatment:
100% new French Oak
Country of Origin:
Uruguay
Appellation:
Uruguay
Vineyard:
Garzón Estate Vineyards
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Tannat
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1WGAR12IR3