2016 Bodega Garzón 'Single Vineyard' Tannat Uruguay

$29.95
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Here is a fabulous bottle of Tannat from an estate that is quickly becoming a standard-bearer for the cultivar in South America. James Suckling loved it, noting its "Brambleberries, dark licorice, iodine, oyster shell, dark chocolate, vanilla, baking spices and plenty of tar. Full body, lots of dark fruit, juicy yet structured tannins and a chewy finish." If there's a better red for a hearty beef ropa vieja stew on a cold night, we would love to see it!

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!

Varietal:
Tannat
Winemaker:
Alberto Antonini and Germán Bruzzone
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Country of Origin:
Uruguay
Appellation:
Uruguay
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Tannat
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1WGAR16IR3SVTANNAT