Uruguay Wines - Distinctive Bouquets and Expressive Flavors
Uruguay is home to an extensive collection of New World wines, including some very interesting tasting samples. The country's calling card are the wines from the Tannat vine, which have a powerful and distinctive bouquet with tones of fresh and dried plums and spices. In addition to Tannat, European grape varieties such as Nebbiolo, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Riesling, and Chardonnay are also widely used in winemaking in Uruguay. The country's unique terroirs give the wines a more expressive flavor profile, with notes of spices, dried fruit, toasted toast, honey, pastry cream, and citrus.
- Use of Tannat grape variety
- Distinctive bouquet with tones of fresh and dried plums and spices
- Use of European grape varieties
- Expressive flavor profile with notes of spices, dried fruit, toasted toast, honey, pastry cream, and citrus
Uruguayan wines are versatile and pair well with a variety of foods. Tart tannins and light mineral Uruguayan wines are perfect with blood sausage, char-grilled beef, grilled fish, chicken, vegetable pies, and dessert pastries.
- Cabernet Sauvignon