Alto De La Ballena Tannat Viognier 2010
Of a deep violet red color. Intense and complex aroma, in which red fruits, spices and wild flowers blend, over an elegant base of vanilla. In the mouth it has a soft and pleasant entrance. Good structure and lingering finish.
£20.79 ..20% off Price
90% Tannat, 10% Viognier
The Viognier was fermented in new french oak barrels. After two days of cold maceration, the Tannat was fermented in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperature.
After the blend was made, the wine was aged for nine months in new barrels of American and French oak. To preserve its qualities it was lightly filtered and bottled without stabilizing.
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.