Winemaker: Francisco Carrau
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Cerro Chapeu, Uruguay
Uruguay wouldn’t be considered a typical region for Sauvignon Blanc, yet when I first tasted this wine, I was amazed by it. It doesn’t have a strong “grassy and grapefruit” flavors its New Zealand’s cousins have, but I enjoyed it even better.
Family Carrau, the best producer of Tannat in the area, carefully selected ripe grapes for this wine from their highest elevated vineyards. Winemaker pays a special attention to prevent oxidation during the process of hand-harvesting and juice-press.
More about history of Bodegas Carrau here
Wine is than fermented with a native yeast strain and kept on the lees for 6 months (method called “sur lie”). When the wine is ready, they bottled it with a minimal handling to preserve all its freshness.
Super refreshing and crisp white wine with slight green touches has an intensive fruit and herbal aroma. Clean, dry white wine with touches of grapefruit, lime and lemongrass would be a great match with spicy seafood.
Dry – Off dry – Medium sweet – Sweet
Light – Medium – Full body
No oak – Aged in oak
Retail price: under $ 12.00