Tannat Merlot Zinfandel, Artesana

Tannat Merlot Zinfandel, Artesana - 2020

Item # 47542 750mL

Analía Lazaneo and Valentina Gatti are a female winemaking duo in Canelones, outside of Montevideo. Their Artesana project highlights the small production, and their handmade approach to viticulture. This blend of 55% Tannat, 30% Merlot, and 15% Zinfandel was aged for 14 months in American and French oak. Pair this full-bodied and structured dry red with bife de lomo.

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Merlot

The next time you hear someone say they never touch Merlot, tell them that it's too bad, because you were just about to open a few bottles of Château Pétrus and Le Pin, and you have no one to share them with. Some wine drinkers are quick to dismiss varieties that become too fashionable, but Merlot is popular for good reason. It has one of the most impressive and distinctive textures of any wine, and has long been prized for the "softening" effect it can have on Cabernet Sauvignon - especially...

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Zinfandel

Zinfandel is widely thought of as “America’s grape,” but in fact the variety is of Croatian origin, and is genetically extremely similar to Italian Primitivo, which thrives in the warmest parts of southern Italy. Like Primitivo, Zinfandel requires warm but not hot growing conditions, as its skins are relatively thin: this can cause its berries to shrivel into raisins if left on the vine a little too long. Dry and well-drained terroirs are also preferable for Zinfandel, as its bunches are...

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