Alto De La Ballena Tannat Merlot Cabernet Franc 2009
With a lively red colour. It has an elegant aroma of red fruits (strawberries and raspberries)and a touch of vanilla. In the mouth it feels soft and fresh, with mature tannins that provide roundness and equilibrium. Delicate ending, yet persistent.
£14.79 ..20% off Price
Grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. During fermentation pumping overs were perfomed daily to improve extraction.
The blend was made and after six months, bottled without stabilization and lightly filtered.
Sierra de la Ballena
In 1998, Paula Pivel and Alvaro Lorenzo decided to set up a small winery in the department of Maldonado, in south east Uruguay. With no more experience than that of being wine enthusiasts, they immediately got down to the task of finding the right site that would combine location, beautiful landscape and proper conditions for wine-growing. The choice of the terroir to plant the vineyards was crucial; topography, soil and climate had to be considered, to ensure an excellent quality of grapes, essential for the production of high-quality wines. Several months of searching, with consultancy and studies, paid off. In the year 2000 they bought almost 20 hectares on the Sierra de la Ballena, a few kilometres from the sea and Punta del Este, the largest seaside resort in South America.