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2008 Montes Toscanini Gran Tannat Premium, Canelones, Uruguay

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $52

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Selection Mondiale des Vins Canada 2013 Argent
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Grape Variety: Tannat

Tannat is a red wine grape whose origins lie in the Basque country, on the border between France and Spain. Here in the shadow of the Pyrenees Mountains the terrain is rough and rugged, so it is only fitting that Tannat should create wines which are equally deep, dark, dry and rustic.

Although Tannat is still used among the foothills here, the most famous Tannat wine is made a little way to the north, in Madiran. The name of this tiny village, which is also home to the less famous white Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh, is virtually synonymous with that of the Tannat grape, even though Tannat is also used in nearby Irouleguy, Tursan and Bearn. Although this remains t ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Canelones wine region

    The Canelones administrative department, just north of the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo, is home to the majority of Uruguay's vineyards. It lies in the south of the small South American country, east of the San Jose department and just inland from the Atlantic coast where it sweeps westwards into the Rio de la Plata estuary.

    The wine towns of Juanico and Progreso are to be found at the south-western edge of Canelones, separated from one another by just five miles, and from Canelones town by a similarly short distance. The densely planted viticultural area that surrounds these towns is arguably the epicenter of the Uruguayan wine industry. More Tannat vines are planted here than in any other place on Earth, including ... more

  • Uruguay wine region

    Uruguay is the fourth-largest wine-producing country in South America. Wine grapes have been grown here for over 250 years, although commercial viniculture did not begin until the second half of the 19th century, two centuries or so after Chile and Argentina. In the past few decades Uruguayan wine has emerged quietly ... more

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