South America is an extremely important wine producing continent. Many consumers know about Chile and Argentina, the two most important wine producing countries in South America; however, wine is also produced in Peru, Brazil and Uruguay. Uruguay is quickly becoming associated with Tannat, a varietal usually associated with the Madiran region in France. Wine lovers would be well-advised to explore this wonderful variety for its structure, aroma and power.
"Furque's Syrah is produced from their 30 year-old vine arbors, located on a sandy-soiled terroir in Uco Valley. This very intense violet-red wine offers developped aromas of berries, leather, smoke and tobacco. With balanced tannins, the finish is long and persistent."
"Balance, elegance and varietal purity mark Condor Peak Chardonnay. It's delicious and zesty, filled with pineapple, pear, green apple, honey and oak, wrapped into a texture of buttercream and with a long, spicy finish. Delicious as an aperitif, with white meat dishes, and fish with light sauce."
"A warm, Rhone like style of red that has plenty of juicy fruit to be getting into and weight that comes from the desert conditions on the Argentine side of the Andes."
"Elegant wine with apple and melon aromas. The palate is full bodied with round flavor, buttery with vanillin oak and a soft finish in the mouth. The finish is clean with a resurgence of melon and a touch of lemon. Pair with game meat, grapes, soft cheeses, and pasta dishes."
"95pts Wine Spectator. Dark and powerful, yet elegant, with a delicious core of crushed raspberry, blackberry and damson plum notes tightly woven with silky tannins. The minerally finish lingers on with layered flavors of wildflowers, melted licorice and spice box."
"Displays layered aromas of ripe, red fruits with black pepper and toasted oak notes before juicy red berry flavors on the palate; medium-bodied and balanced. The wine has smooth tannins and a touch of oak on the long finish. This wine has a charming character that is perfect for accompanying barbecues, pasta with intense sauces or hard and semi-hard cheese."
"This wine is aged for six months in French oak barrels and at least a further six months in bottle. Restrained dark berry aromas with incredible depth of flavour on the palate. A hint of burnt wood alongside chewy dark cherries, blackberries and black pepper."
"Inacayal's Pinot Grigio displays a brilliant color with delicate green tones. The perfect balance between sugar and acidity make this wine outstanding in its type. It has a rich, round and viscous mouthfeel. Fresh and floral, with citric notes mixed with white fruits and delicate traces of licorice."
"Earthy, gritty berry aromas announce a jammy palate with modest acidic bounce. Following the nose, this Malbec tastes earthy, jammy and a touch herbal. A lively finish with solid fruit flavors and juicy acidity provides for a nice close."
"Antigal ONE, La Dolores Vineyard, captivates the eye with an intense ruby color and excites the palate with forward plum and dark cherry aromas. This is a muscular Malbec whose sweet, firm tannins provide structural integrity. Hints of vanilla, graphite and smoke underscore the wines complexity, and the finish is balanced and long."