Tannat wine, originating from southwestern France, has gained popularity in other parts of the world, including Uruguay and Argentina. At Borravino wine tours, we take pride in offering a range of unique and high-quality wines, and Tannat is no exception. This red grape variety is known for its full-bodied, tannic wines that provide a complex flavor profile of dark fruit, earthy notes, and a long finish.
Regarding Tannat wine regions, Madiran in France is one of the primary producers. This small appellation is known for producing some of the oldest Tannat wines in the world. Madiran Tannat wines are known for their powerful tannins, dark fruit flavors, and long aging potential, and also a long aging in the bottle is needed for them.
Uruguay is another country that has become a significant producer of Tannat wine. In fact, it is one of the largest producers outside of France. The grape was first introduced to Uruguay in the 19th century by Pascual Arriague, and has since become a symbol of Uruguayan winemaking. Uruguayan Tannat wines are known for their softer tannins and fruit-forward flavors. The wines are often aged in oak barrels, which gives them additional complexity and depth. In any case, the wines due to the region and weather conditions, are considered to be the best in the world, as the aging time is shorter, and the tannins are smoother, but not losing their complexity.
Argentina is also a country that produces Tannat wine, particularly in the northern region of Salta. This region’s high altitude and sunny climate produce excellent Tannat wine.
Did you know Bodega Septima, in Mendoza, Argentina, has a grand reserve Tannat wine? It is called “10 barricas”, or 10 barrels, and it is only produced in rare vintages when the quality exceeds expectations, making this wine one of their top of the line.
At our wine tour company, we offer a range of Tannat wines from different regions, each with their unique characteristics and flavors. Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a casual wine drinker, we invite you to try our Tannat wines and discover the unique taste of this bold and complex red wine.
Photo from Bodega Septima in Mendoza wine region. borravinowinetours.com