Pisano, Río de Los Pájaros, Reserve Red Blend 2013, Progreso, Uruguay
Tasting Note: Another wine from this ambitious Uruguayan producer that will make you want to explore more wines from this country that rarely fines itself on your wine-store shelf.
Ruby in color this wine has a nose of red-and-black cherry mix, raspberry, hibiscus and black currant with some hints of vanilla baking spice.
On the palate this dry, predominately tannat-based red blend is medium in body with somewhat-concentrated black cherry fruit showing on the attack, followed by a blend of red fruit flavors.
The syrah and viognier in the blend provide added structure and notes of florality.
The hot-weather blend is in balance with fruit that is not overly ripe and downright restrained for this area of the world.
Bottle Note: 55% Tannat, 40% Syrah and 5% Viognier. Uruguay means River of Painted Birds in the native language of Guarani. Amongst our rolling hills and thousands of small rivers, birds live freely and fish are abundant. Resting on the Atlantic Ocean between 30° and 35° parallel, Uruguay shares the same latitude with the ultimate wine-growing regions of the Southern Hemisphere. The cool weather, rolling hills and maritime climate make it especially fit for the cultivation of fine grapes.
Pisano belongs to a small group of family vignerons with an artisan tradition of producing wines that reflect the character of the land and the people who make them. Out history began in 1870 with the arrival of our Italian great grandfather Don Francesco Pisano to Uruguay. The family winemaking tradition continued with our grandfather Don Cesare and our father Cesar Pisano who set high standards for the Pisano Family Vineyards & Cellars. Today we three brothers are proud to continue our family tradition by producing one of the most prestigious wines in our country. Daniel, Eduardo & Gustavo Pisano-Arretxea
Importer: Saranty Imports, White Plains, New York
Tasting Date: January 2, 2017