In a nutshell:
A rich, spicy and multilayered South Amercian red from Uruguay.
In terms of output Uruguay is some way behind it's South American neighbours Chile and Argentina and certainly not so well known, but it's an up and coming wine producing country with good vineyard sites and some talented winemakers. The Pisano family are a long standing producer and their wines really exemplify the quality coming from here. This nicely weighty wine is a blend of mainly Tannat and Syrah with a little Viognier making up the balance. Lighty oaked, there's a lot going on here with bold sweet and sour fruits together subtle smoke, warm spice, toasty oak, blackcurrant and violets all mingling on the nose and palate. It's also very well balanced with fine, supple tannins and a clean acidity adding freshness and vivacity. It's got a smooth lingering finish leaving a really pleasing aftertaste.
When to drink:
A well thought out blend that works really well; perfect with grilled meats, roasts or barbecues.