From a gorgeous, state-of-the-art estate on Uruguay’s east coast, and ushered into bottle with the help of Alberto Antonini, this is a thrilling introduction to Tannat for the uninitiated. Wine Spectator slotted it at #41 on the 2017 Top 100 list.
It's a dark, pure expression of Tannat with an emphasis on blackcurrant and blueberry fruit, woodsmoke, and baking spices, with oodles more fruit and softness than its counterparts in France's Madiran zone.
Blessed with pristine views of the Atlantic, an unspoiled ecosystem, and dusty, charismatic back streets, the Punta del Este zone of Uruguay is very quickly becoming a new Côte d’Azur for discerning travelers of means. Nearby, wine entrepreneur Alejandro Bulgheroni established Bodega Garzón, a sustainable, earth-friendly wine estate, restaurant, and private club. Wind and solar power provide 40% of the property’s energy needs, and world-renowned chef Francis Mallman is the Ambassador and Culinary Director for the estate. Quite simply, no expense has been spared to make this winery a showpiece of the southern hemisphere. Blessed with fast-draining granite sands called “balasto,” these rolling hills are heaven for wine grapes, especially Tannat. We were also thrilled to discover some delightful reds like Petit Verdot and Marselan, as well as award-winning Albariño that is some of the best made outside of Spain. We invite you to experience just how sumptuous and luxurious Uruguayan wine can be!