100% Tannat from Juanico, Canelones, Uruguay.
SRP of $11 and available for $10. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Close to the sea, with the adoring presence of the sun, our grapes are grown to offer the people the fruits of the earth turned to art by man.
From the best Uruguayan soils PDS is born, a range of single varietal noble wines. Tannat PDS is the varietal from Uruguay in all its splendour. Intense ruby colour and full bodied.
Today we have our second installment of Tannat Tuesday! Last week we began our series withArtesana Tannat 2011 - Is the signature grape of Uruguay set for a breakthrough?Today we are featuring a wine that is also 100% Tannat, but happens to be more widely available than our first selection and at only $10 it makes a great place to start your exploration of this variety.
And please note that when I say "more widely available" realize this wine will still likely be hard to find, but we're featuring Tannat from Uruguay because we believe it to be just on cusp of becoming very popular, trying to jump on the trend early if you will, and that means it will take a little work on your part if you want to try them!
The 2010 Pueblo del Sol Tannat begins with pleasant aromas of plum, a little cranberry, light lilac notes and touch of dark chocolate. The wine tastes smooth with lots of tart juicy fruit (plum and blackberry) and a little spice that lasts all the way into the finish. It's a fairly straightforward, easy to drink wine with soft but persistent tannins. It's not nearly as big as last week's Tannat and is more of a fruit-driven wine that should also be quite food flexible. It ends dry with medium length and a touch of minerality under the fruit.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.