Santa Rosa, CA, August 24, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- It's a rare occasion when a new varietal commands Best In Class and Gold Medal accolades that have traditionally been awarded to the "blue bloods," especially when the wines are a new varietal, (Tannat), that comes from Uruguay, a virtually unknown terroir that is growing in awareness and popularity with American wine lovers.
TanTerra's Tannat-Syrah, a blend of 50% Tannat and 50% Syrah, scored 91 points and garnered a Gold Medal at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition in May. The 91 point score is one of the highest scores ever awarded to a Uruguayan wine in an U.S. wine competition.
TanTerra is a brand family of sustainably farmed estate grown wines that are hand crafted in a joint venture between an entrepreneurial American importer and one of the most storied families of winemakers in South America to ever work with this exciting, powerful varietal that is taking oenophiles and wine lovers by storm and expanding wine horizons around the globe.
TanTerra's wines are grown in the San Jose appellation in southeastern Uruguay, a terroir that has been lauded as one of the world's best kept secrets and is arguably the world's number one up and coming region for new and exciting oenological treasures. Hugh Johnson, the renowned wine critic and European counterpart to Robert Parker, proclaimed that Uruguay is "the new Bordeaux."
Together, Steve Tucker of GMS, a small boutique importer, and Alejandro Etcheverry of Bodegas Castillo Viejo in Uruguay, have created a trio of award winning wines under the TanTerra label.
TanTerra is a brand family of fine wines that is based in the Tannat varietal, acclaimed to be the highest of all varietals in concentrations of antioxidants including resveratrol, polyphenols, (tannins), procyanidins and flavenoids.