El Capricho Tannat Aguara Special Reserve

$39.00

11 in stock

Vintage: 2016
Region: Durazno, Uruguay
Viticulture: Sustainable
Grape varieties: 100% Tannat

El Capricho Tannat Aguara Special Reserve shows notes of ripe red and black fruit, toasty vanilla, earthy spices, and a complex finish.

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11 in stock

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About El Capricho Tannat Aguara Special Reserve

El Capricho Tannat Aguara Special Reserve shows notes of ripe red and black fruit, amalgamated with tertiary notes of vanilla coming from the French new oak barrel. The palate is extremely elegant and complex with a fleshy structure. Pure flavors of nuts and cassis slide. A complex and refined wine, with the perfect harmony, with a very long and enveloping end. Nice potential for further cellaring.

This amazing and limited edition Tannat comes from a selected plot with a yield of 5,000 kg/ha. After manual harvest and very delicate treatment of the fruit, the grapes are destemmed, crushed, and sent to fermentation tanks at a controlled temperature of 25°. A post-fermentation maceration of 20 days is carried out with malolactic fermentation.

About El Capricho

Two great friends, Dirk and Paul, and a shared whim: to create a winery that produces few bottles of the highest quality. This is how Bodega El Capricho was born. When he was 23-years-old, Dirk arrived in Argentina from his native Germany in search of new experiences. Here he met Paul, who soon became a friend, a mentor, and family. Today, over 30 years after that meeting, they fulfill a shared dream in a field of 200 hectares located in the Central region of Uruguay, in Villa del Carmen, Durazno. Seven exclusive hectares of vineyards constitute the beginning of this small family winery.

El Capricho has 7 hectares of vines, planted in 2003 and 2004, where Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Verdejo, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Merlot coexist. It is located in Villa del Carmen, 250 km north of Montevideo, in a terroir recognized for its particular combination of soil and climate which, together with the human factor, differentiates us from other wine regions. The predominant soils are Vertisols of texture and medium fertility, with important contents of fine sand that infers a moderate capacity for retaining water and nutrients. The source rock corresponds to sediments from the Cretaceous Era with abundant calcareous rock. The undulation of the land facilitates the natural drainage of water, which is essential for having health conditions organically throughout the vineyard.

The climate is characterized by a high luminosity and above-average temperatures. These conditions allow for an early and complete phenolic maturity which brings softer and rounder tannins, as well as the intense color of our wines. The weather conditions allow for longer cycle varieties, such as Tannat and Cabernet Sauvignon, which adapt very well to our region and reach their full maturity before the beginning of the rainy season, by the end of summer.

Having a long viticulture tradition, Villa del Carmen is recognized as “The village of the best bread and the best wine”. For decades, its inhabitants have become familiar with cultivating the vineyards. This family inheritance makes them have a special predisposition for caring about the vineyard, for harvesting and working in the winery.

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