2018 Bodega Garzón Single Vineyard Tannat
£33.00 now, and £33.00 on the 15th of each month
A rare, intense single vineyard Tannat from southern Uruguay
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First payment: 15th March 2024
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Spicy and intense
Tannat is best known as the dominant grape variety in Madiran, Southwest France’s most famous red wine. The grape probably originated in the Basque country and almost certainly derives its French name from its high tannin levels. Tannat was planted by Basque settlers in Uruguay in the 19th century.
Bodega Garzón is a family-owned winery in Maldonado, located 11 miles from the Atlantic Ocean in southern Uruguay. Well-draining granitic soils and cooling Atlantic breezes allow the grapes to ripen steadily. The vineyards are surrounded by lush forests, palm trees, rocky soils and granite boulders. This single vineyard Tannat comes from a site which is cooler than the other blocks on the estate, with steep slopes, thin soils and excellent drainage thanks to the predominance of ballast in the upper layers.
Deep purple in colour, this powerful Tannat has an elegant nose with aromas of cherries, strawberries and black plums with hints of smoky tobacco and dark chocolate. Full bodied, with fresh acidity and firm tannins complementing the spicy black fruit on a long, intense finish.
Beef, sausage, cassoulet, roasted lamb, duck confit, and assorted aged cheese (Roquefort or Chaumes) will soften the tannins and amplify the food.