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2015 ALTO DE LA BALLENA TANNAT MERLOT CABERNET FRANC 750ML
2015 ALTO DE LA BALLENA TANNAT MERLOT CABERNET FRANC 750ML
 
Case Price $13.99
Bottle Price $16.79
Year 2015
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Red Blend

Product Code: 2511647
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Looking for the next new world hotspot for red wine? Look to Uruguay, which has a long history of producing grapes, but is newer to retailing their wines than its neighbors, Chile and Argentina. The last two decades have seen a spike in quality that pundits the world over have begun to track with enthusiasm. Bodegas y Vinedos Alto de la Ballena in Maldonado near the seaside resort of Punta del Este, is making some of the best. The climate, and specifically the cool coastal breeze, is pitch perfect for making rich and complex red wines. This is a blend of 35% Merlot, 15% Cab Franc and 50% Tannat. Tannat is the grape that is leading the surge for Uruguay’s red wine ascension. It is without a doubt becoming Uruguay’s iconic grape. In another 10 years it will be as well-known as Argentina and Malbec. It is a robust grape that oozes character and is perfect for anyone looking for big rich red wines.

Tasting Notes: The wine has a lively red color and an elegant aroma of red fruits and a touch of vanilla. In the mouth it feels soft and fresh with mature tannins that provide roundness and equilibrium. Yet it has a delicate but lengthy finish.

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