It has definitely been a busy week for me between midterms, presentations, and papers. However, I couldn’t forget about my favorite day of the week, Wine Wednesday! I know, I know.. I am a day late with my post but you better believe I enjoyed a glass of wine before bed last night. I sent my boyfriend out yesterday to pick up a bottle of wine from Total Wines & More that I had done some research on. After reading this article, Could wines from Uruguay be the next big thing?, I couldn’t help but track down a bottle of Uruguayan wine. I decided on the 2011 Pisano Rio de Los Pajaros Reserve. This wine is a delicious blend of Tannat, Syrah, and Viognier. Tannat is a brand new grape to me, I had never heard of it before searching for Uruguayan wines. It turns out that Tannat originated in Southwest France; however, it is now one of the most well-known grapes of Uruguay. The color of this wine is a gorgeous purple hue with a distinct aroma of blackberry and spice. Those I enjoyed this wine with were all fans; however, we all agreed that letting the wine breathe for fifteen minutes definitely helped. I loved the soft tannins this wine offered along with the earthy undertones. I would recommend this wine paired with an aged cheese and smoked sausage platter. (Yum!) Cheers to a great week and to finding a new and delicious wine!
2011 Pisano Rio de Los Pajaros Reserve
Region: Progreso, Uruguay
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Avg. Bottle Price: $14.99