Vinedo de los Vientos Tannat 2007
Vinedo de los Vientos Tannat 2007
Category: Red Wine
Region: Uruguay
Producer: Vinedo de los Vientos
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After inheriting Viñedo de los Vientos, Pablo Fallabrino had larger visions for the property and began the process of replanting old vines and importing modern equipment from Italy. After three years, Pablo was able to release his first wine under this newly revived venture.

The Tannat grape was first introduced to Uruguay in 1870 by Basque immigrant Don Pascual Harriague, who brought the grape with him from his native town in the Maridan valley of southwestern France. It suited so perfectly to the native soil and climate that soon it became the national grape of Uruguay, similar to how Malbec has become the national varietal or neighboring Argentina.

This wine, made from 100% Tannat, is characterized by an overwhelming scent of dry autumn leaves and lush blackberries, earthy and rustic with strong tannins. Bold with full mouth feel, and a jam-like consistency on the palate. Check out the alcohol level. This gorgeous wine packs all that flavor in with just a mere 12.5% alcohol. It makes a terrific party wine that is big on the palate but easy on the head. Great with wild game and hearty meats. Try it with a skirt steak chimichurri. Recipe on the back of the notes.

Peter's Notes: I'm not sure I can find a more "go to" wine on our shelves. It's probably why we are always running short. This wine packs so much flavor in a tightly knit core that you think it's going to explode. Inside, it unrolls itself through the mid palate and into a long, spice and dried fig finish. Really amazing stuff for the price.

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