Uruguay is in South America, south of Brazil, and East of Argentina. Its southern edge kisses the Atlantic and the Rio de La Plata. Most of the vineyards are near the coast.
Tannat is perhaps not the most well-known wine grape. It is deep and tannic (hence the name) and initially made its home in Madiran in Southwest France. Basque immigrants brought this grape to Uruguay.
As Malbec found a home in Argentina, Tannat has found its home in Uruguay.
In these wines, you will find notes of cranberry, blackberry, plum, cassis, oak, wet stone, licorice, and cardamom.
Located in Progreso in the Canelones District of Uruguay, this winery belongs to a group of small family vignerons. Three Pisano brothers run the winery now; one is a winemaker, one a vineyard manager, and the other deals with sales and exports.
Gustavo, Eduardo, and Daniel are 4th generation. The family immigrated to Uruguay in 1870 from La Liguria, Italy. In 1914 they planted vineyards in Progreso.
Pisano RPF Tannat 2017
RPF stands for ‘Reserva Personal de La Familia’ (Family Personal Reserve). This wine was the good stuff that they set aside for themselves. Well, then some friends, and before you knew it, the word was out. Now they share this wine with the world.
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