We taste many wines for this column and we always hope for the best, but, look, we’re human; we do open some with greater anticipation than others. One wine we tried recently was a sparkling rosé of Tannat from Bending Branch Winery in Texas. Here are the first two words of our tasting notes: “We’re surprised.”
- May 21, 2021Tags: winery , wine , texas wine
- "We want these wines to transport the consumers to our unique desert-like region, and at the same time we want to make wines that are easy to drink and enjoy with friends and family." - Lucia Romero
- October 18, 2020Tags: uruguay , tannat , renwood winery"In Uruguay, we produce of course strong Tannat with a lot of tannins, but now we are trying not to express that aggressivity, that tannic face, we are trying to express the other face of the Tannat, it's a soft face with good body of course, good personality." -Germán Bruzzone
- January 18, 2019Tags: wine , tannat , scheid vineyards"Al Scheid, a Harvard Business School grad, recently of E.F. Hutton, hit on the idea of growing grapes in fledgling Monterey County in 1971 as a tax shelter for wealthy investors who needed to offset losses against regular income." Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher
- Contrary to the typical images of steamy jungles that would come up for most of us, and thereby horrible conditions for growing grapes, Brazil makes some wonderful wines.
- In the spectrum of red wine grape varietals, not only is Tannat rarely even considered, but outside the minds and palates of wine aficionados the world over, it probably is not even known...
- February 15, 2016Tags: torrontes , tannat , sauvignon blancThere is more to Argentina than Malbec from Mendoza -- Salta has some of the highest vineyards in the world, whereas Patagonia is an exotic landscape.