Tannat is a French grape variety that has found a prominent place in South America.
In the case of Uruguay, its clay soils, together with the Atlantic breeze, offer exceptional conditions for this variety. Uruguay is today the main producer of Tannat, with production volumes that even exceed those of its place of origin. Tannat wine from Uruguay can be found in wine regions such as Canelones, Maldonado or Colonia.
In the case of Argentina, and despite the fact that Tannat first arrived in Mendoza at the end of the 19th century, it tends to grow best in the Northwest region, especially in Salta, where the grape finds particular climates and terroirs that allow it to develop incredible, full-bodied wines.
Although, as always, the aromas and flavours of a wine can depend a lot on the composition of the terroir, as well as on its vinification process and its ageing (or not) in oak, Tannat wines tend to have particularly pronounced and present tannins. However, some Tannat wines from Uruguay tend to be lighter and with softer tannins.
Within its aromatic palette, red fruit aromas, such as cherries and plums, as well as figs, and smoky notes can be highlighted. Some Tannat wines from the Northwest region of Argentina can also present aromas of dried fruits, spices and floral traces.
It is always interesting to explore the diversity that the same grape variety can offer, depending on the region of the world where its grapes grow. Tannat has come a long way from its European origins to become so particular to South America. Tasting Tannat wine from different regions is an excellent excuse to get to know the differences and similarities of a grape as special as it is vigorous.
This wine was awarded 87 Tim Atkin points.Grape varieties:95% Tannat - 5% MalbecTasting notes:Tannat is a grape from France. Tannat wines from Northwest Argentina have a much more marked structure than Uruguayan Tannat. The terroir and high altitude climate is reflected in this wine of great personality. In the glass it presents a dark burgundy color with violet reflections. The nose offers a broad palette of aromas including dried figs, ripe red fruits, chocolate and a slight licorice note. The palate is full-bodied, with tannins and good structure. It is a wine that changes in the glass and offers a long finish with every sip.Serving temperature:16 – 18°C
This wine was awarded 87 points Wine Enthusiast and 90 points Decanter.Grape variety:100% TannatTasting notes:This Tannat presents an intense ruby color with violet tones in the glass. A harmonious and complex nose opens with aromas of red fruit jam, candied fruit and elegant spicy nuances.The palate is unctuous, well-structured, with sweet and velvety tannins. Intense and powerful finish.Serving temperature:15° - 17° C
This wine was awarded 90 points Descorchados.Grape variety:100% TannatTasting notes:This wine has not been aged in oak barrels, allowing this grape variety to be savoured in all its splendour. It is a wine with a complex range of aromas, including delicate floral notes of violets, ripe plums, and spicy and earthy notes. On the palate it is a wine with all the structure and power of a Tannat, with marked tannins that anticipate a persistent and delicious aftertaste. Serving temperature:14° - 16°C