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Tannat and Marselan from Uruguay…Spectacular!

Bodega Garzon Tannat Reserva

I’ve recently written about wines from Bolivia, but in looking for them recently I came upon some spectacular ones from Uruguay–Tannat, yes, but also Marselan, also the name of the variety and the varietal, and both from Bodega Garzón. The massive winery has a capacity of 2.2 million liters (581,000 gallons or agout 2.9 million bottles, and is the first sustainable, LEED certified (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) winery outside North America, following the strict requirements set by the United States Green Building Council.  And in November 2019, Bodega Garzón reached milestone, obtaining the National Energy Efficiency Award in the Tourism category.

But this isn’t about the awards, or the building. It’s about the wines. Fabulous they are.

I tried both these wines at Thanksgiving and they are spectacular, and they made believers out of my best friends. I’ll write more about the wines and the winery this week; in the meantime, grab some if you can, you’ll be thrilled you did!

David

David Gaier is a 15-year wine educator, collector, student, and aficionado. He built and has operated www.wine-flair.com since 2006.

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