Mission Codename Tannat or not Tannat
DOUBLE AGENT ON A WIA DAY!
Too bad there just wasn’t much left of that library vintage Viluko, dear Operatives, but fear not, we found the ultimate cure to set the Monday blues off with…
Just look how far out of the way we go to find the best values, here’s our very first Uruguayan! Deliciousness matters, no matter where a wine is from, and mark our words, Uruguay is the next frontier for amazing red blends that provide a lot of bang for the buck. We have that magic varietal Tannat to thank here. You know how we talk tannins in reds? Well, that descriptor originates from Tannat because no other grape comes near the intensity of tannins it can achieve.
The Huffington Post reports; “Artesana’s Tannat could easily go head-to-head with even some of the famous labels of California Cabernets of much higher price” and Washington Post adds that; “Artesana’s Tannat-Merlot-Zinfandel is probably the best wine I’ve tasted from Uruguay.” In the right hands, like with the Madirans of the French in Basque Country, Tannat is capable of truly impressive results, and this example benefits from the blending of Merlot and Zinfandel for further complexity. We invite you to try something new and radically different! With the huge savings bringing this well-rated hidden gem to $17.99, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Here’s what the wine press has to say:
91 Points – Wine Enthusiast - “Bold black fruit aromas with integrated oak make for a ripe, bold nose with good intentions. A full palate shows grabby weight, while this blend of Tannat, Merlot and Zinfandel tastes of blackberry, cassis and prune prior to a toasty, smoky finish.”
What the Winery Says
2017 Canelones Tannat Merlot Zinfandel Reserva
- Analía Lazaneo & Valentina Gatti
- 50% Tannat, 40% Merlot, 10% Zinfandel
- Canelones, Uruguay
- Residual sugar
- 1.8 g/l
- 16 months
- 20% new French & American oak
- 227 cases, 112 imported