El Capricho Tannat Red Blend
5 in stock
Region: Durazno, Uruguay
Grape varieties: Tannat, Tempranillo, and Cabernet Sauvignon
El Capricho Tannat Red Blend has a delicate notes of ripe berries and black tea. Sweet and kindly tannins invite you to continue drinking it.
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About El Capricho Tannat Red Blend
El Capricho Tannat Red Blend has a delicate aroma of ripe berries and black tea. In the mouth, it has a very good entrance, sweet and kindly tannins that invite you to continue drinking it. Enjoy it with red and white meats, a variety of soft cheeses, and risottos. Vinification for the three grapes is done separately following the ripeness and concentration provided by the region. The grapes are handpicked in small boxes of 18 kg. Selected bunches proceed to be destemmed. The maceration and fermentation take place in steel tanks for 20 days at a controlled temperature of 25°C to enhance aromas and flavors. When the three wines are ready, the final blend is sought through a blind tasting.
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.