Bodegas Bouza “B6” Tannat
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Sourced from Las Violetas, Bouza’s warmer, clay-driven vineyard located 15 miles north of the winery.
- This bottling shows more purple fruit aromas and flavors in comparison to it’s cousin, their “A6” bottling, which tends to be more savory and soil-driven.
- Produced in micro-amounts.
Varietal Composition: 100% Tannat
Elaboration: Manually harvested and selected, grape by grape. Controlled fermentation at 26C with 2 pump-overs and 1 pigeage daily. A 12-day maceration is followed by 16 months of aging in French and American oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: Intense red color with purple nuances. Aromas of quince with mentholated and toasted notes. Make no mistake, this is big wine, yet is balanced in the mouth with silky tannins. Long finish.
2017 – 91 Wine Enthusiast
Juan and Elisa established Bodega Bouza in 2000 by restoring a historic winery first built in 1942 by Numa Pesquera. Since then the winery has established itself as Uruguay’s most critically acclaimed producer. Grapes are sourced from Bouza’s two estate vineyards in the Canelones region. The 5 hectare Melilla Vineyard surrounds Bodega Bouza, located in the northwest section of Montevideo. The 12 hectare Las Violetas Vineyard is 39 km north of Montevideo in the Violetas subregion of Canelones. This temperate, Atlantic-influenced climate sees four distinct seasons and temperatures rarely exceed 93 degrees. Each half hectare is vinified on its own before selection for various cuvées. While Bouza is receiving worldwide attention for their Tannat bottlings, the winery is also responsible some of the most interesting Tempranillo, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Albariño in South America.