2016 Cerro Chapeu Tannat T1 Batovi
2016 Cerro Chapeu Tannat T1 Batovi, Grape Varietal: Tannat, Region: Rivera, Country: Uruguay
WINERY: BODEGA CERRO CHAPEU
BRAND: BATOVI TANNAT T1
OWNER / WINEMAKER: Francisco Carrau
APPELATTION: CERRO CHAPEU
VARIETALS: Tannat 100% Single vineyard T1 Block
PRODUCTION: 5,796 numbered bottles
Deep intense red colour. Long legs on the side of the glass show dense body. Aromas of ripe red fruits, dry plums and orange dry peels. A subtle oak gives complex flavours, and some notes of fresh tobacco and black pepper are evident on the palate. It has firm structure, with still lively acidity, giving it elegance and length on the
palate. It has chewy body and a dry finish that will develop well with time to a softer style. Ideal with any kind of grilled meat, charcuterie and strong cheeses, also with casseroles and other spicy dishes.
Francisco Carrau´s Tannat wines were pioneers in reaching outstanding special reserve reds developed in Cerro Chapeu with a new style for the Uruguayan and export markets. Vinificated with very mature fruit that results in soft and elegant tannins for a full body wine. During the last 40 years, the best grape varieties were developed in our own vineyards of Cerro Chapeu region. Tannat is one of the best adapt red varieties to the sandy red soil and continental conditions of Cerro Chapeu, resulting in mature tannins with less final alcohol.
CLIMATE: Template and continental at more than 1000 feet over sea level in Cerro Chapeu.
SOIL TYPE: Sandy deep red soils.
GRAPES: 100% Tannat Single vineyard T1 block, 40 years old plants.
HARVEST: Hand-picked and transported in small cases of 15 Kg.
CRUSHING: Crushed over the tanks and 50% whole berries.
VINIFICATION: gravity fed winery inside a hill, grapes are crushed over open tanks without pumping and
maceration is done by punching down the marc, fermentation is completed in barrels, 50% new and
50% second wine of French oak, and it was aged “sur lie” for 18 months without any raking.