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Tannat

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Tannat is the most planted variety of Uruguay where it was studied to determine that it contains some of the highest polyphenols (antioxidants) of all red wines.

Primary Flavors

  • Black Currant
  • Plum
  • Licorice
  • Smoke
  • Cardamom

Taste Profile

Dry

Full Body
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High Tannins

Medium Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Oversized

  • DECANT
    1 Hour

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

Because of the somewhat astringent quality of Tannat, you’ll find it pairs well alongside richly marinated, barbecue grilled meats and vegetables.

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AboutMadeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly

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