With 22,000 hand-harvested acres under cultivation and a growing number of international awards and recognition, Uruguay has seen exports rise exponentially in the last few years, now exceeding 3.2 million liters per year. The coastal Atlantic climate is similar to Bordeaux’s, benefitting from Antarctic breezes and intense sunlight at its latitude. Much like New Zealand, the wines achieve a natural balance of acidity and fruit character. Uruguay has gained international acceptance as a producer of good quality, harmonious, elegant wines. Uruguay’s goal is for quality not quantity, producing better wines every year.
Gustavo Moral, founder of The Imported Grape, a NH based importer and distributor of select wines from South America, currently focused on the wines of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. The mission of The Imported Grape, LLC is to provide unique high quality wines from South America for the United States market, with a New England focus. Gustavo travels regularly to South America and represents four Uruguayan wineries in New England. He sees in Uruguay a developing gem of quality wines.
While the red Tannat varietal originating in Madiran, France has become the 'national grape' of Uruguay, the presentation will cover various varietals and blends which are making the wines of Uruguay a new, interesting and hot product in the wine world. So, join us in the discovery of these wines. We will taste wines from Bodega Bouza, Juanicó, Antigua Bodega Stagnari and Narbona likely to include the following:
Chardonnay-Viognier, Don Pascual
Viognier, Don Pascual
Pinot Noir, Narbona
Tannat, Bodega Bouza
Tannat B-6, Bodega Bouza
Cabernet Franc, Antigua Bodega Stagnari
Tannat-Merlot Tempranillo-Monte Vide Eu, Bodega Bouza
Familia Deicas, Licor de Tannat