Tannat

Name of varietal: Tannat

Common synonyms: Harriague, Moustrou, Moustroun, Bordeleza Belcha

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to southwest France

History of the grape: Tannat has been growing in southwest France for many centuries. The grape has the distinction of possessing the highest amounts of oligomeric procyanidins (OPCs), a.k.a. tanninns, than any other (hence the name). It’s the basis for many varietal releases and blends in Madiran and Irouleguy table wines. Its big break came in 1870 when Basque-French immigrant Pascual Harriague took Madiran vines to his new home in Uruguay, where the varietal adapted very well to the hot and humid conditions there and flourished, becoming the country’s signature grape. Because Uruguay never suffered from the Phylloxera crisis that otherwise devastated Europe and other countries, descendants of the original cuttings first brought there still exist, and grapes from these prized vines are known as “Harriague.”

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  • Brazil is not realy a wine country, for it's climate doesn't help alot ... better wines too, mostly the Tannat varie Read More

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  • As the former National Wine Director for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant ... ... ... Rhône varieties, Tannat, Touriga Nacional, Vermentino, Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier are all excellent bets. And, it’s worth going out of your way to find the hybrid Blanc du Bois, which is made in styles varying as widely as crisp and fresh to oxidative and ... Read More

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  • Tablas Creek Red Rhone Blend Paso Robles En Gobelet 2011

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    Fairly nice Rhone blend from Paso's Tablas Creek. The nose was dark berries with a touch of smoke and tar. The palate was a bit subdued and somewhat shutdown. There was some black cherry and ripe black plum along with a bit of cedar. The acidity was decent and the finish a tad short. May have needed some more time to breathe. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Artesana Tannat Merlot Uruguay 2011

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  • Basically, they just bottle before fermentation is finished and let it continue ... to include one percent of Tannat in the blend but now you just add a spoonful of powdered tannins.Other than those and the Mission, I've had all of the other grapes from Europe. From CA I haven't had Carmenere, Dornfelder, the Port grapes or Teraldego. And I'm w... Read More

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  • "what besides cabs and chards have you tried lately"Don't know ... ... Hamburg *MissionCarnelianTannatPrimitivoGamay (Napa) *Touriga Nacional *RoyaltyMeunier *NebbioloDolcettoMontepulcianoCharbonoTeroldegoCinsaut *SouzaoCenturianSalvadorPinotageAglianicoCarmenereCounoiseDornfelderTouriga Francesca&nbs Read More

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  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • There’s nothing more comforting and warming on a cold winter evening than ... to mind are Petit Verdot, Tannat, Petite Sirah, and Sagrantino. These four red wine grapes typically produce deeply colored wines that express masculinity and power. And even though they make excellent wintertime wines, they’re also popular partners for the summertime... Read More

    From the article Robust Red Wines to Enjoy This Winter


  • Don Pascual Tannat Roble Uruguay Rouge 2006

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  • Madiran is one of my favourite wines. I love strong tanins, however is not Petit Verdot the grape with the highest tanin content?

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