Wine Club Tannat
The palindromic Tannat grape is quietly becoming a favorite among the Texas winegrowers and winemakers. Unfortunately, unless you are familiar with Madiran (France) or Uruguayan wines, the wine consumer tends to overlook these wines and the great value they present.
We sourced our Tannat from the Lahey and Reddy vineyards on the Texas High Plains. Co-Fermentation with Merlot from the Newsom vineyard added a black fruit element to the aromatics and layer of complexity to the overall wine. We employed the standard protocol of undisturbed aging for our structured red wines after barreling down in once used, small oak barrels. After 14 months in a state of solitude, the wine was racked clean from barrels, minimally sulfured, and bottled without filtration.
This smokey, juicey, complex wine will be delicious upon release in Spring 2020, but will further complexity in the bottle if stored properly. Drink at a cool 55-62 F in a Bordeaux-style, red wine glass.