Archive for the 'Uruguay Wine' Category

Sep 14 2010

Tannat and Co, the gorgeous reds of Uruguay

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It seems that Brazil might become a key market for the wines of Uruguay. Considering there is much less vitis vinifera planted for quality wine but also the commercial relationship regarding the exported goods. Yet I also believe in the strong domestic market as the local consumption is high (over 30 litres / capita) and increasing number of good restaurant, matching Tannat & Co with the fantastic food. Montevideo the centre of the wine making is also close to Buenos Aires the Argentinean capital (closer then Mendoza).

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Jul 22 2009

Wines of Uruguay – rediscovering Tannat and more

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Uruguay is the forth largest wine producer in South America with 8500 ha of vines planted and around 270 wineries (but much more smaller producers) 20 of them exporting.

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Jul 22 2009

The new king of Tannat: Bodega Marichal, Uruguay

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My first thought when I heard Uruguay and wine, was: what the heck? They don’t produce wine, or do they?! It was on the London Wine Fair (LIWSF) back in 2008 that I met Juan Andrés Marichal, from the Bodega Marichal. It was here that I started to discover the new possibilities of Tannat and a lot more…

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