Castel Pujol, Folklore, Blanco, 2022, Rivera, Uruguay

Producer Profile

In 1975, Quico Carrau Pujol, in collaboration with the University of California Davis, began the search for a terroir to plant the first virus-free vines. This place had to have qualities that would adapt to the climate of Uruguay, sandy soils and slopes that would allow good drainage to avoid excess water in the vine. After going through and analysing different soils in the South of Brazil and North of Uruguay, they found this property in Rivera, Cerro Chapeu, in Cuchilla de Santana, with sandy, reddish and deep soils, with low fertility and very good drainage. It is here where the project of selecting vineyards that would adapt to this place began.

In 1997 Francisco Carrau, ninth generation and youngest son of Quico, after touring wineries in different parts of the world, designed the winery, deciding to build it inside a hill to take advantage of gravity and thus achieve vinification with minimal manipulation of the musts.
Currently, Bodegas Carrau is a family business, where five brothers pay tribute to over 260 years of wisdom generated by their ancestors.
Francisco Carrau – Winemaking Legend, Tim Atkin MW Uruguay Report 2021


Vineyards planted at 250 meters above sea level in soils of aeolian origin, red sand, with great depth and water retention capacity


Handpicked into 15kg boxes. A blend of 70% Trebbiano and 30% Malvasía. The Malvasia and Trebbiano bunches are destemmed and directly pressed. Fermented with selected native yeast in stainless steel tanks sur lie for over 6 months for natural clarification, unfiltered. Then bottled with minimal handling in order to preserve all its freshness with nominal So2.

Tasting Note

Lovely tropical aromas, together with peach and floral characters. Integration is seamless with a mineral edge and lovely acidity. Grapefruit pithiness on the finish.

Goes well with

Pad Thai.


Made to be enjoyed in its youth.



Varieties: Trebbiano 70%, Malvasia 30%
Colour: White
ABV: 13%
Closure: Natural Cork
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl
Country: Uruguay
Region: Rivera
Vintage: 2022

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    Weight 1 kg