The French Basques who settled in Uruguay in the 19th century brought their local grape variety, Tannat. Plantings in Uruguay now far exceed those in France. By nature dark and tannic, Tannat appears to ripen better in Uruguay, giving wines of a softer, riper style.
Gimenez Mendex in southern Uruguay use hand picked grapes which are then aged in American and French oak for 10 months to produce an exceptional example of this grape. Classic cedar, raspberry and plum aromas fall on a textured palate that is round and balanced with jammy fruit, smooth tannins and generous body. Potential to further age for 9 years. Try with red meats, stews and casseroles, aubergine or olives, or mature cheeses.
Gimenez Mendez was founded in southern Uruguay in 1991 by a husband and wife team who continue overseeing production to this day. They have become one of the country's top producers with their Tannat continuing to 'wow' and win multiple international awards every year. Their high altitude vineyards and excellent expertise bring the best out of their traditional grapes (Malbec, Tannat), and a unique 'Gimenez' quality to their other wines.
Classic cedar, raspberry and plum aromas fall on a textured palate that is round and balanced with jammy fruit, smooth tannins and generous body. Potential to further age for 9 years.
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|Food Match:||Beef|Stew/Casserole|Lamb|Pork|Aubergine|Mature Cheese|Antipasti|
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