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Tannat and More from Uruguay’s Bodega Marichal

Juan Andrés Marichal is one our favorite Uruguayan winemakers, and these new releases of his don’t disappoint.  Bodega Marichal is a family-owned winery established in 1938 in the Canelones region located west of Montevideo.  We visited Juan at his winery … Continue reading

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Establecimiento Juanicó / Familia Deicas: One of Uruguay’s Top Wineries

Establecimiento Juanicó is one of Uruguay’s largest and most successful wineries, thanks to the radical transformation, and large investment, undertaken by the Deicas Family after they purchased it in 1979. The winery makes the best-selling line of premium wines in … Continue reading

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Bodega Marichal of Canelones, Uruguay: Current Releases

Bodega Marichal was one of the first wineries we visited on our recent trip to Uruguay. Winemaker Juan Andrés showed us the wines and discussed the evolution of Tannat in Uruguay in recent years. His Tannat wines show the incredible … Continue reading

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Uruguay’s Bodega Garzón: Investment in Quality

Bodega Garzón is a new Uruguayan winery producing outstanding, limited production, estate-grown wines. The eminent Italian enologist Alberto Antonini leads the winemaking team, which in 2015 inaugurated a new, world-class, LEED-certified winery. We review the Tannat and Albariño wines currently … Continue reading

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Introduction to The Wines of Uruguay

We were delighted to finally have the opportunity to taste a selection of fine wines from Uruguay at a tasting held recently at the Sofitel Hotel in Washington, DC.  The tasting was sponsored by Wines of Uruguay (WoU), an association … Continue reading

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Tannat Wines from Marichal of Uruguay

Brothers Alejandro and Juan Andrés Marichal make the wine at their family-owned, Marichal winery located at Etchevarría in the province of Canelones, just north of Montevideo (see map below). All their wines come from estate grapes grown on calcareous-clay soils, … Continue reading

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Bodega Marichal of Uruguay

These wines from Uruguay are entry level wines produced by Bodega Marichal, located in the Canalones hills north of Montevideo.  They are very good quality for the price, and the producer’s  higher end reserve wines should  be even better, especially … Continue reading

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