White wine from Uruguay
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Médanos Reserve Viognier 2020
Grape variety:ViognierTasting notes:Viognier is a white grape variety widely planted in Uruguay, which is always characterized by developing very expressive wines on the nose. This Viognier from Familia Juanicó offers delicate notes of honey, nuts and stone fruits such as apricot and peach. All these aromas, accompanied by notes of vanilla, are integrated in an exotic and harmonious way. In the mouth it is a full-bodied wine with a very balanced acidity. It is an ideal wine for the summer, or to use as an aperitif.Service temperature:10- 12°C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€11.87* / 1 Liter)

€8.90*
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Once Upon A Time: Moscatel 2020
Grape variety:MoscatelTasting notes:Light green with gold sparks.Flickering high acidity with fresh notes of flowers, roses and herbs, tropical fruits and pears.Serving temperature:9 - 11°C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€13.87* / 1 Liter)

€10.40*
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Once Upon A Time: Trebbiano 2020
Grape variety:TrebbianoTasting notes:Yellow colour with green hues.The nose is fresh and mineral with notes of white flowers, pears and citrus fruits.The palate has a balanced acidity and is refreshing. An ideal wine for the summer.Serving temperature:9 - 11°C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€13.87* / 1 Liter)

€10.40*
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Pedregal Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Grape variety:100% Sauvignon BlancTasting notes:Pale yellow color with greenish tones. Aromas of passion fruit, green apple, pineapple, guava, tropical fruits and fresh flowers. Balanced acidity and a surprising volume on the palate due to its aging on lees.Serving temperature:10° - 12° 

Content: 0.75 Liter (€14.27* / 1 Liter)

€10.70*
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Pedregal Chardonnay 2018
Grape variety:100% Chardonnay Tasting notes:Lemon peel color with attractive greenish reflections. Its complex aroma of citrus fruits, lime, grapefruit and tropical notes of banana and pineapple are expressed in the mouth with elegance and harmony, while its sustained finish shows balanced and fresh acidity with a persistent fruity character.Serving temperature:10° - 12° 

Content: 0.75 Liter (€15.24* / 1 Liter)

€11.43* €12.70* (10% saved)
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Ombú Moscatel 2021
Grape variety:100% MoscatelTasting notes:This fantastic white wine is young and complex at the same time. It is made from Muscat de Hambourg grapes, which is the most prolific white grape variety grown in Uruguay.In the glass it stands out for its delicate light yellow colour with greenish reflections. On the nose, it offers floral aromas, citrus, and delicate notes of white fruit, such as pear. On the palate it is an elegant wine, with a subtly mineral aftertaste. A delicious summer wine that shows the best of the Uruguayan terroir.Serving temperature: 10° - 13°C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€17.73* / 1 Liter)

€13.30*
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Km.0 Gran Reserva Viognier 2018
Grape varieties:100% ViognierTasting notes:This Viognier is the maximum expression of this variety in the prestigious Terroir de Carmelo, where the boutique production allows us to enjoy the intensity offered by this unique microclimate in this wine.In the glass it has a greenish yellow colour. The nose is intense and complex, with notes of apricot, melon and wild flowers. In the mouth it is fresh, round and with good acidity; with a great permanence that invites to the next glass.Serving temperature:10° - 12°C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€23.60* / 1 Liter)

€17.70*
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Preludio Blanco Barrel Select Chardonnay - Viognier 2019
To make Preludio white, Chardonnay and Viognier grapes are grown in the Juanico - Canelones vineyard, with calcareous clay soil. The wine is made from grapes from sustainably managed vineyards, and the entire winery process also respects nature.Due to the well-marked seasons with warm summers and cold winters, and thanks to the temperate influence of the sea, the geographical location of this vineyard offers the grapes suitable conditions to complete an optimal ripening.Grape varieties:97% Chardonnay / 3% ViognierTasting notes:Of a bright golden colour, with greenish hues, Preludio Blanco offers a complex and pleasant aroma, where citric notes and white flowers are the most persistent. There are also subtle notes of dried white fruits, accompanied by a touch of vanilla, butter and white chocolate. In the mouth, the wine is round and unctuous, with volume. The finish is persistent, thanks to its freshness and vivacity. Serving temperature:11 - 13°C

Content: 0.75 Liter (€46.53* / 1 Liter)

€34.90*
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Buy white wine from Uruguay online

This small South American country is characterised by a very interesting wine production, coming from regions and terroirs with maritime influence, as well as coastal regions with fluvial influence. Uruguayan white wine is a direct, frank and elegant wine. Among the most outstanding Uruguayan white grape varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Moscatel, among others. 

Uruguay: the pearl of the South

Wine arrived in Uruguay during the second half of the 19th century, thanks to immigrant families who brought their knowledge from the Mediterranean. Around 1870, two vineyards were established on Uruguayan soil: in the region of Salto and in Montevideo.

Year after year, the wine industry was consolidated in this small country of the Rio de la Plata, until 1898, when, like Europe, it fell victim to phylloxera. This plague forced Uruguay to rethink the model of vineyards, based on grafted vines. This, together with the adoption of organic fertilizers, created a new viticulture. Today, the Uruguayan wine industry is a true symbol of civilization and progress.

Uruguay has 6 well-defined wine regions: Litoral Norte, Litoral Sur, Metropolitana, Centro, Oceánica and Norte. CanelonesMaldonado and Colonia are some of the areas with the highest production. The southern region is where 90% of the country's vineyards are located.

Among the most widely planted red grape varieties in Uruguay is Tannat (its flagship variety). The clayey 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 expresses itself perfectly on its own, but also presents combinations of particular characteristics, in cuts with other varieties. This results in a great diversity; Tannat-Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat-Merlot, Tannat-Cabernet Franc. Tannat wine is also produced in oak barrels. All this means that alone or in combination with other varieties, the Tannat expresses itself magnificently.

We also find MelotCabernet FrancMarselan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Pinot Noir. Uruguay is also known worldwide for the variety of its Blends.

Among the white varieties, we can mention Sauvignon BlancChardonnayViognier and Moscatel, among others. 

(*) Source: inavi.com.uy

White Wines from Uruguay: Basic knowledge

How many wine regions does Uruguay have?

Uruguay has 6 well-defined wine regions:

  • Northern Litoral
  • South Littoral
  • Metropolitan
  • Central
  • Oceanic
  • North

In the southern region is where 90% of the vineyards of this country are located. Canelones, in the Metropolitan area, is the largest wine region of the country, being responsible for 60% of the production.

What are the typical Uruguayan foods to pair with Uruguayan wines?

The custom of eating meat is not only Argentinean. Uruguay also eats excellent meat, which pairs very well with Uruguayan Tannat red wine, preferably with those that have been aged in oak barrels.

Another quintessential Uruguayan dish is its famous "chivito", a sandwich of beef and other ingredients, usually dressed with mayonnaise and accompanied by french fries. This sandwich can be paired with a good glass of Marselán, a red grape variety that offers light and easy to drink wines.

Of course, in Uruguay people eat delicious empanadas, which can be made of meat, chicken, fish or vegetables. In the summer, a typical empanada can pair very well with a Uruguayan Viognier wine, served chilled.

What is the production of Uruguayan wine?

Although Uruguay is a small country, it has been developing an intense wine activity, which grows every year.

Wine arrived in Uruguay during the second half of the 19th century, thanks to immigrant families who brought their knowledge from the Mediterranean.

Around 1870, two vineyards were established on Uruguayan soil. With the experience of these pioneers as a standard, winemaking took root in Uruguay and achieved a growth that managed to replace much of the foreign production.

Today there are almost 200 Uruguayan wineries, distributed mainly in the regions of Canelones, Montevideo and Colonia.

With data updated to 2021, there are 1,183 vineyards in operation in Uruguay, with a total cultivated area of 5,966 hectares. In this same year, more than 99,300 kilos of grapes have been grown for winemaking.

The Tannat grape currently represents 27% of the country's cultivated area.

Of the total area of vineyards in Uruguay, 80% belong to red varieties and 20% to white varieties.

Which is the most recognized Uruguayan red wine?

The best known Uruguayan red wine worldwide is Tannat, the largest producer of wines with this grape variety, especially in wine regions such as Canelones, Maldonado or Colonia. 

In terms of Uruguayan wine production volume, after Tannat is Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Marselan, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Pinot Noir. It is important to mention that Uruguay also produces, although in smaller quantities, wines from grape varieties that are rare to find in South America, such as: Moscatel de Hamburgo, Arinarnoa, Nebbiolo, Mourvedre, Cinsault or Gammay.

Which is the most recognized Uruguayan white wine?

Although the most planted white variety in Uruguay is Ugni Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc (the second most planted variety in the country), followed by Chardonnay, Viognier, Albariño and Moscatel Blanco are very well known worldwide.

It is important to mention that Uruguay also produces, although in smaller quantities, wines of grape varieties that are rare to find in South America, such as Sauvignon Gris, Arriloba, Trebbiano, Gewurtztraminer; among others.

Where to buy wine from Uruguay online?

We suggest you to buy in our online shop Andenweine. Some of the advantages of buying wine in Andenweine are:

  • great variety of red wines, white wines and sparkling wines.
  • You will find wines from the main wineries in Chile.
  • secure payment methods
  • fast shipping of wines all over Europe
  • excellent wine advice
  • selection of organic and ecological wines
  • personalized customer service

Buying in Andenweine you will be able to choose among the main wine regions of Uruguay, such as:

• Wines from Canelones
• Wines from Maldonado
• Wines from Colonia