It's on our Christmas List because ... this is a superbly smooth wine that you may not have had the chance to try before. Why not set your guests a challenge and ask them to guess where it is from?! There are even more wines from unusual sources listed at the bottom of this page!
The greatest wines of the world are produced where a grape varietal finds the ideal conditions to express itself in a natural and authentic way. At Bodega Garzón, they are guided by a philosophy to fully express their unique terroir with wines that are pure, have distinct tension, and a vitality that leads to delicious drinkability.
Bodega Garzón is close to Punta del Este, La Barra, and Jose Ignacio - Uruguayan Paradise at its best with mesmerizing landscapes. Located eleven miles from the Atlantic Ocean, the estate has more than 1,000 small vineyard blocks covering its hillside slopes that benefit from varying microclimates, different levels of humidity, and intense canopy management. These factors allow the vines to develop with maximum exposure to the sun providing rich, expressive fruit. The vineyards are surrounded by a lush forest, rocky soils, boulders, and palm trees.
Bodega Garzón’s Tannat Reserva 2015 undergoes a 12-to-16-month ripening process on its lees in 50 HL untoasted French oak barrels and casks, giving the wine subtle and gentle oak integration.
This Tannat Reserva is a juicy, full-bodied wine. It is rich purple in colour with very fresh aromas reminiscent of red and black fruits such as plums and raspberries along with a delicate spicy nose. In the mouth, it shows a strong personality. Its mature tannins and minerality transform it into a wine with great soil identity.
Roasted game is the ideal pairing for this Tannat. Another popular and traditional combination that goes well with this wine is slowly cooked leg of lamb flavoured with sage, mint, and garlic in olive oil. Why not try it with tasty blue cheese and toasted walnuts.