Tannat is a red wine grape variety known for its high tannin content and bold, robust flavors, originally from France and now widely grown in Uruguay and other wine regions around the world
Varietal Origin: Tannat originated in Southwest France, particularly in the Madiran and Irouléguy regions. It is also grown in other wine regions around the world, including Uruguay, Argentina, United States (California), and Australia, among others.
Taste Profile: Tannat wines are typically full-bodied with high tannins and firm acidity. They are known for their bold, robust flavors, with notes of dark berries, blackcurrant, plum, and spice, often accompanied by earthy, leathery, and tobacco nuances. Tannat wines can be quite powerful and have a long, persistent finish.
Regional Styles: Tannat is most famously associated with Uruguay, where it has become the country's signature red grape variety. Uruguayan Tannat wines are known for their rich, dark fruit flavors, with a good balance of tannins and acidity. In France, Tannat is often used in blending to add structure and tannin to other red wine varieties, while in other regions, it is sometimes produced as a varietal wine, showcasing its bold and robust character