What is the best wine in Uruguay?

Six Top-Rated Uruguayan Wines to Buy

  • Cerro Chapeu 2017 Batovi T1 Single Vineyard Tannat (Uruguay); $35, 93 points.
  • Artesana 2018 Reserva Tannat (Canelones); $19, 92 points.
  • Bodega Garzón 2018 Single Vineyard Tannat (Uruguay); $30, 92 points.
  • Bouza 2018 B6 Parcela Única Las Violetas Tannat (Canelones); $48, 92 points.

Are Uruguayan wines good?

Uruguayan wines offer excellent value for money; they can blow Chile or Argentina out of the water in the price-quality boat. There’s no question that Uruguayan wines, particularly Tannats, are worth seeking out. You’ll find that the virtues of Uruguayan wines go beyond being a good match with beef.

Does Uruguay make wine?

Uruguay is the fourth-largest producer of wine in South America, with a production of 67,000 tonnes and 8,023 hectares (19,830 acres) of vineyards in 2012. It is most known for red wines produced from Tannat grapes, but white wines made from Albariño are beginning to receive attention internationally.

What is Uruguay’s national wine?

Originally from the areas of Madiran and Irouleguy (southwest of France), it was introduced in the country around 1870 by Basque immigrants, from its original home in the West Pyrenees of France. Tannat arrived in Uruguay in the late 19th century from France via Concordia, Argentina, in the hands of Pascual Harriague.

Where does the best wine come from?

Unsurprisingly, France tops the chart as the best wine producing country. The French are the second biggest producer globally, beaten only by Italy, and are responsible for 29.5% of global wine exports each year, according to analysis from WorldsTopExports.com.

How much does wine cost in Uruguay?

Cost of living in Uruguay is, on average, 17.31% lower than in United States….Cost of Living in Uruguay.

Restaurants Edit
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 255.00$U
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 78.84$U
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 94.47$U

What is Tannat wine in Uruguay?

Tannat is a red wine grape, historically grown in South West France in the Madiran AOC, and is now one of the most prominent grapes in Uruguay, where it is considered the “national grape”.

How many wineries are there in Uruguay?

With more than 200 wineries, Uruguay is the new world’s undiscovered wine jewel.

Is Tannat wine good for you?

Tannat has been touted as one of the “healthiest” red wine grapes, thanks to much higher levels of antioxidants (like resveratrol). Newer Tannat vine clones are improving this wine. They maintain power, structure, and complexity, but roll back the frisky acidity and heavy-handed fruit profile.

Where is Tannat grape from?

Tannat is a red-wine grape whose origins lie in the Basque country, on the border between France and Spain. Here, in the shadow of the Pyrenees Mountains, the terrain is rough and rugged, so it is only fitting that Tannat should create wines which are equally deep, dark, dry and rustic.

What makes Uruguay wine so special?

Uruguayan wines are closer in structure, style, and taste to Old World wines, as Uruguay’s climate is the closest in South America to Bordeaux; it’s humid, at sea level, seasonal and it has limestone soils rich in calcium. All the wineries are small and still family-owned and run.

What makes Uruguay’s Tannat wine so special?

Tannat proved to be a perfect match for the primarily clay-loam soils and temperate maritime climate of Uruguay, and has been Uruguay’s signature wine ever since.

Where can I buy South American wine in the UK?

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