Crushed and Cured
Bodega Garzón Petit Clos, `Block 212` Tannat
This wine is deep ruby red in colour, with intense aromas of black plums and blackberries. The wine is powerful yet refined, with vibrant fruit, ripe tannins and great concentration.
Bodega Garzón is a family-owned winery in Maldonado on the Atlantic coast in southern Uruguay. They pioneered viticulture in this area over 10 years ago, and have since become the standard-bearer for premium wines from Uruguay
Located 11 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, the estate has more than 1,000 small vineyard blocks covering hillside slopes, which benefit from varying microclimates, different levels of humidity and an intense canopy management. Well-draining granitic soils and cooling Atlantic breezes allow the grapes to ripen steadily. Block 212 is a unique plot, situated in a privileged topographical position. The north-facing plot is on a 20° slope providing good exposure which helps achieve ripeness.
The maceration and fermentation of the hand-harvested grapes took place in 80 hectolitre ‘tulip’ shaped cement tanks. Alcoholic fermentation lasted for 12 days at 28-29°C. The wine was then aged for one year in 25 hectolitre untoasted French casks.
Grape Variety: Tannat
Producer: Bodega Garzón