From Garzón’s free-draining granite sands comes this gorgeously opulent and inviting Tannat, a world (and an ocean) away from the super-tannic, often austere wines of Madiran. Look for notes of crushed boysenberry, red plum, toasted herbs, and a faintly saline, marine note. This is a fabulous wine to pair with hearty fare like smoked short ribs this spring. Napa Cabernet lovers, you’re going to want a case of this deep red seductress and some red meat, stat.
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!