2016 Bodega Garzón 'Reserve' Albarino Uruguay

$17.95
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95-points, Platinum: Best Central South American White,
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

Garzón is one of only a handful of Albariño producers in all of Uruguay, and winemakers Alberto Antonini and Germán Bruzzone have knocked this one out of the park! Pear, kumquat and crisp minerality in this Spanish variety kick into high gear on the mid-palate, and the lifted finish will have you hollering for a piece of grilled fish dusted with a little saffron salt. Decanter called it a "Textbook example Albariño with notes of grapefruit, apples and wild flowers," and awarded it a Platinum Medal - Best Central South American White in 2017. 

Mercy! Acclaim like this calls for a case! 

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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 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:
Albarino
Winemaker:
Alberto Antonini
Vintage:
2016
Oak Treatment:
Stainless Steel
Country of Origin:
Uruguay
Appellation:
Uruguay
Vineyard:
Garzón Estate Vineyards
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Albarino
SKU #:
1WGAR16IW3A