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Gimenez Mendez Alta Reserva Tannat
Gimenez Mendez
Uruguay - Canelones - Canelones

The wine is 100% Tannat, intense, smooth yet powerful and elegant with ripe red fruits on the nose, perfect acidity and balanced tannins in the mouth. An easy drinking and food-friendly wine. Tannat is considered as one of the “healthiest” red wine grapes, thanks to much higher levels of antioxidants. Enjoy this wine - a unique style from the South Atlantic.

Specifications
Appellation
Canelones
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Tannat
Age of vines
26 years old
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
Clay loam, medium fertility
Vinification
Hand harvest and hand selection, destemming and crushing . Pre fermentation maceration at low temperature during 6 days. Delicate and slow fermentation with selected yeast between 18 to 25 C during 12 to 15 days. Post maceration during 8 days. American and French oak aging during 9 months. Finally a blend is produced with wines of the same variety obtained from different plots to achieve the GIMENEZ MENDEZ Alta Reserva profile.
Production
24,000 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Pairs well with roasted red meats (parrilla-asado), pastas and well-seasoned cheeses. Ideal with lamb. Also very enjoyable with desserts and chocolate.

Reviews and News

2017 Gimenez Mendez Alta Reserva Tannat - 90 PTS - TA

2017 Gimenez Mendez Alta Reserva Tannat - 90 PTS - TA

tim atkin logo 250"Aged in American oak because it gives Tannat "better polymerisation", according to winemaker Gastón Vitale, this is certainly sweeter and more coconutty than most of the bodega's other reds. Smooth and supple, it has plenty of bramble and black cherry fruit and a backbone of tannin. 2021-25"

Tim Atkin, Best of Uruguay 2020, 90 pts

Producer Information: Gimenez Mendez

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. ...
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