Munay Tannat 2018, Salta, Argentina
Perhaps not the first place you would expect to find the tannat variety; and doing well too-very well! Tannat certainly seems to have found a new home within the high altitude vineyards of the Salta region of northern Argentina.
The tannat variety is renowned for its prowess in the wine word; due to its thick skins and higher seed count (usually 5 compared to 3-4), it has one of the highest polyphenol and antioxidant counts of any variety in the world. With this naturally comes a big tonic structure. At the rich of producing astringent wines, this can be a grape to be weary of. Not here though! Superb quality of fruit and expert vilification has yielded a tannat that retains freshness along with depth of flavour. Such a satisfying red!
Snap it up quick before word gets out. An Argentine tannat did just win Best in Show in the 2020 Decanter Wine Awards after all!
|Style||Big but fresh, full bodied yet vibrant; a red with real depth of character|
|Ageing||Stainless steel (MLF)|
|Additional||Acidity: 5.8 PH: 3.5. Residual Sugars: 3.3g/l|
|Price||£15.50 per bottle|