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Friday Night Wine 3/1/19: Wines of Uruguay!

Bodegas Cerro Chapeu (formerly Bodegas Carrau) has been making wine for over nine generations, beginning in the Catalunia region of Spain in 1752, and moving to Uruguay in 1930. They were the first Uruguayan winery to export their wines and in 1973 began making reserve-level wines out of the grape that has come to be most identified with the region: Tannat. The winery is located in the Rivera department, 500 km north from Montevideo on the border with Brazil. 70% of their vineyards are Tannat. Other varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Arinarnoa, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  The current winery was built in 1997 inside a hill to optimize resources and to use gravity to minimize intervention in the winemaking process.

Wines on the docket:

Sauvignon Blanc Reserva
Pinot Noir Reserva

Tannat Reserva

Tannat “Ysern”