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Uruguay Wine

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Considered one of the most environmentally sustainable countries in the world, Uruguay is also the fourth largest wine producing country in South America. But in contrast to its neighbors (Chile, Argentina and even Brazil) Uruguay keeps more in step with its European progenitors where land small holdings are most common. Most Uruguayan farms are tiny (averaging only about five hectares) and family-run, many dating back multiple generations. At this size, growers either make small amounts of wine for local consumption or sell grapes to a nearby winery. In all of Uruguay there are close to 3,500 growers but fewer than 300 wineries.

On these small plots of land, manual tending and harvesting, as well as low yields are favored; this small agricultural country has never had a need for large-scale chemical fertilizers or insecticides. Their thriving meat industry also follows the same standards: hormones have been banned since 1968 and today all Uruguayan beef is organic and grass-fed.

Uruguay’s best vineyards are on the Atlantic coast, in Canelones and Maldonado (where cooling breezes lessen humidity) or found hugging its border with Argentina. With a climate similar to Bordeaux and soils clay-rich and calcareous, Uruguay is perfect for Tannat, a thick-skinned, red variety native to Southwest, France. A great Tannat from Uruguay will have no lack of rich red and black fruit, lots of sweet spice and a hefty structure. Sometimes winemakers blend Merlot or Pinot noir with Tannat to soften up its rough edges.

The best Uruguayan whites include Sauvignon blanc and Albarino.

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        • Bodega Garzon Uruguay Reserve Cabernet Franc 2015 Front Label
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        • Bodega Garzon Uruguay Reserve Tannat 2015 Front Label
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            • Bodega Garzon Uruguay Single Vineyard Petit Verdot 2015 Front Label
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              Petit Verdot from Uruguay
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            • Bodega Garzon Uruguay Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 Front Label
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              Pinot Noir from Uruguay
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            • Bodega Garzon Uruguay Balasto 2015 Front Label
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                • Don Pascual Reserve Shiraz Tannat 2015 Front Label
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                  • Familia Deicas Mar de Piedras Vineyard Tannat 2015  Front Label
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                    • Familia Irurtia Km. 0 Rio de la Plata Gran Reserva Tannat 2015  Front Label
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