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Tannat Viognier Reserva - Alto de la Ballena
Violets, red currant, Forest floor, Vanilla, animalistic and earthy

Tannat Viognier Reserva - Alto de la Ballena

Red wine Uruguay Maldonado (UY) San Carlos (UY)

Vintage

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2015
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In the glass, the Tannat Viognier Reserva of Alto de la Ballena shows a dense golden yellow color. At the edge also shows a color transition to garnet red. When swirling the glass, this red wine reveals a high density and fullness, which shows in church windows at the edge of the glass. Poured into a Bordeaux glass, this red wine from Uruguay presents wonderfully complex aromas of violet and red currant, rounded off by further fruity nuances contributed by aging in wooden barrels.

On the palate, Alto de la Ballena's Tannat Viognier Reserva starts wonderfully dry, grippy and aromatic. There is dry and really dry. This red wine belongs to the second group, as it was bottled with just 1.5 grams of residual sugar. On the tongue, this punchy red wine is characterized by an immensely melting texture. Due to its present fruit acidity, the Tannat Viognier Reserva presents itself impressively fresh and lively on the palate. In the finish, this mature wine from the wine-growing region of Maldonado finally inspires with exceptional length. Once again, hints of red currant and violets appear. In the aftertaste, mineral notes of the slate-dominated soils join in.

Vinification of the Alto de la Ballena Tannat Viognier Reserva

This powerful red wine from Uruguay is made from Tannat and Viognier grapes. The grapes grow close to the sea in Maldonado. The vines here dig their roots deep into soils of shale. Due to the moderating influence of the nearby sea, the grapes ripen more slowly and develop more aromatic depth. The grapes for this red wine from Uruguay are harvested exclusively by hand at the time of optimal ripeness. After the harvest, the grapes quickly reach the winery. Here they are sorted and carefully broken up. Then fermentation takes place in small wood at controlled temperatures. After the end of fermentation, the powerful Tannat Viognier Reserva is aged for another 9 months in American oak barriques.

Food recommendation for Alto de la Ballena Tannat Viognier Reserva

Enjoy this red wine from Uruguay best tempered at 15 - 18°C as an accompanying wine to spaghetti with caper-tomato sauce, cod with cucumber-mustard vegetables or leek soup.

Awards for the Tannat Viognier Reserva from Alto de la Ballena

In addition to a price-pleasure ratio, this red wine from Alto de la Ballena can also boast awards and top ratings beyond 90 points. In detail, these are for the 2015 vintage

  • Decanter - 94 points

Hard facts

94
Punkte
Decanter
Product type:
Type of Wine:
Red wine
Wine colour:
Red
Taste:
Occasion and theme:
surprise connoisseurs , Gift for customers , Christmas , winter wine
Wine acidity in g/l:
5,7
Residual sugar (approx.) in g/l:
1,5
Country:
Uruguay
Cultivation area:
Maldonado (UY)
Sub-region:
San Carlos (UY)
Grape Variety:
Cuvée:
Varietal blend
Maturation:
small barrel
Finishing details:
American Oak , Barrique 225 l
Maturation time in mon.:
9
Awards:
Decanter - 94 Punkte
Soils & Special layers:
close to the sea , slate
Harvesting method:
Handpicked
Aroma:
Violets , Forest floor , Vanilla , red currant , animalistic , earthy
Mouthfeel/ Texture:
melt-in-the-mouth
Reverberation / Finish:
very long
Style:
New World , complex
Optimal serving temperature in °C:
15 - 18
Food Pairing:
bright, hearty dishes
Suitable wine glas:
Bordeaux glass
Bottle size in l:
0,75
Bottle Design & Features:
Bordeaux Style , classic
Closure:
Cork
storage capacity in years from the vintage year:
12
Alcohol % ABV:
14.5
Allergens and ingredients:
contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide
Distributor:
Atlantik Weine e.K. - Finkenweg 7 - 65375 Oestrich-Winkel - Deutschland
Item.-nr:
74103-UY-RW-BL-0016-15
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