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Garzón Albariño Reservatext

Garzón Albariño Reserva 2021

Garzon, Maldonado, San José, UruguayAlbarino has been the flagship white since the start at Garzon, with minor fine-tuning along the way, namely additional skin contact to better express the salinity of the soil thanks to the nearby Atlantic ocean. The property faces southeast (a cooler direction in the southern hemisphere), and the blocks sit close to the winery in a group of hills of decomposed granite. The soil is incredibly poor, but the albarino vines are accessing more and more minerality as the roots go deeper over time. Look for a brilliant pale yellow/greenish colour and a fresh aromatic seaside nose with peach and light citrus pith streaks on the palate. The attack is fresh and full of minerality. In all, a delightfully crisp testament to the site and elegant wine growing and winemaking. Here on the west coast, this east coast white will pair well with almost any seafood. Bodega Garzón is close to Punta del Este, La Barra, and Jose Ignacio the heart of Uruguayan paradise. The property sits a mere 17 kilometres inland from the Atlantic Ocean and is farmed to respect more than 1,000 small vineyard blocks covering its hillside slopes — a paradise for vines too. Fine value and ridiculous you can't buy this in government stores.Tasted: 10 July 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 30.00 private wine shops Producer: Bodega GarzónDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: AlbariñoUPC: 7730951080112