BODEGA BOUZA "a6" tannat 2016
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about the wine
sourced from melilla, the relatively cool-climate vineyard that surrounds the winery. vineyard rows in melilla are uniquely topped with two feet of pink granite from a local quarry to collect and radiate additional heat for their grapes.
this bottling showcases the savory/smoky/earthy side of tannat, in comparison to it’s cousin, their “b6” bottling, which tends to offer more purple fruit tones.
year in and year out this is one of the richest, balanced, most memorable examples of single vineyard tannat produced in uruguay. tasting notes
intense purple color. plum raisins aroma, quince marmalade and toasted notes. balanced mouth, with big volume and smooth tannins. long finish.
about the producer
juan and elisa established bodega bouza in 2000 by restoring a historic winery first built in 1942 by numa pesquera.
since then the winery has established itself as uruguay’s most critically acclaimed producer. grapes are sourced from bouza’s two estate vineyards in the canelones region. the 5 hectare melilla vineyard surrounds bodega bouza, located in the northwest section of montevideo. the 12 hectare las violetas vineyard is 39 km north of montevideo in the violetas subregion of canelones.
this temperate, atlantic-influenced climate sees four distinct seasons and temperatures rarely exceed 93 degrees. each half hectacre is vinified on its own before selection for various cuvees. while bouza is receiving worldwide attention for their tannat bottlings, the winery is also responsible some of the most interesting tempranillo, merlot, chardonnay, and albarino in south america.