Uruguayan wines have unique qualities given the country’s privileged geographical location, climate, and soil diversity. Positive influence of the sea moderates the temperatures during the hottest months of the year, granting Uruguayan wines with a particularly refined touch. Canelones is the epicentre of the Uruguayan wine industry. Running from the north-west of the capital Montevideo, the area runs in an arc to the Atlantic coast east of the city and is responsible for around 60% of Uruguay’s total production. Famous for its Tannat, the moderate coastal climate also suits many international varietals.
Vineyards/Blend: 60% Cabernet Franc/40% Tannat – Sustainable and traditional agricultural techniques. Grapes are hand-harvested.
Vinification Process: The initial maceration is conducted at a controlled temperature of 4°C to control colour and tannin structures, after which selected yeasts are added. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature, then 40% of the wine is aged in American oak barriques (second and third use) for 6 months.
Tasting Note: Complex nose with tobacco leaf, spice, raspberry and cassis fruits; smooth and elegant on the palate with lovely refreshment, underpinned by the plum and dark chocolate character of Tannat.