BODEGA BOUZA tannat reserva 2018
about the wine
grapes are sourced from three maritime influenced sites – melilla, a fairly cool climate site that surrounds the winery; las violetas, a warmer, clay driven site about 15 miles north of the winery; and pan de azucar, one of the country’s premier coastal vineyards and a site that sits below the world renowned rock formation of the same name, located about an hour east of montevideo. 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.
no irrigation – all vines are dry farmed for maximum depth of flavor in the finished wine.
this is a textbook uruguayan tannat with tremendous purity and sense of place, and is the bottling used by most wine educators around the world when teaching students about the category. tasting notes
garnet red color with petrol highlights. very expressive in the nose with black fruits, mulberries, cassis, raisins, over an elegant smoky background. velvety but marked tannins. balanced and persistent final bouquet.