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Gimenez Mendez
Uruguay - Canelones

In 1991, Luis Alberto Gimenez and his wife Marta Mendez, with a long tradition in the wine business, decided to start producing premium wines for the domestic and international market. Strong efforts were necessary to create and produce unique wine styles. Focused since the beginning in taming the national Uruguayan grape - Tannat - GIMENEZ MENDEZ is one of the leading exporters wineries of the country, producing outstanding gastronomy wines.

Mauro Giménez Mendez, the youngest son of the family, is the chief winemaker. Harvest after harvest, Mauro Gimenez Mendez has been increasing the capacity to produce each time better wines, combining his studies in oenology with the experience, both in his winery and in wineries abroad - most recently in Washington State in the USA. He mainly focuses in Tannat, Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc. He works together with a committed oenological team.

The GIMENEZ MENDEZ winery adopted the owl as an institutional image several years ago because it’s presence in their main and first vineyard - Las Brujas region. On the other hand, this special bird is associated in the western world with important characteristics for winemaking: wisdom and seriousness.

 

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Producer Details
Founded
1991
Wine Production Area
Uruguay - Canelones - Canelones
Owners
Marta Mendez (mother) and Mauro Giménez Mendez (son)
Winemaker
Mauro Giménez Méndez, 2nd generation
Acreage
173 acres
Grape Varietal(s)
Tannat, Malbec, Cabernet sauvignon, Petit verdot, Touriga, Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Arinarnoa and Pinot Noir
Age of Vines
4-30 years old
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Annual Production
85,000 (9-liter cases)