Tannat

Tannat grapes have thick, dark skins and are known for the part they play in Madiran wine from Gascony in South West France. Uruguay has since adopted the Tannat varietal as its own, since plantings were brought over by European immigrants in the nineteenth century. The vines in Uruguay are pre-phylloxera (a pesky vine-eating louse), so genetically older than those now grown in France. Tannat wines are recognised by their firm tannins, deep red colour and high alcohol – therefore they age very well. The wine has a delicious rich taste of dark fruits and can have an aroma of red fruit compote. Usually oaked, these wines commonly take on spicy notes of vanilla, cloves and black pepper. Tannat pairs beautifully with confit duck (a local Gascon speciality), rich casseroles and beef.

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