Sierra Oriental, Reserva, Tannat, 2022, Maldonado, Uruguay

Producer Profile

The Diz family come from Villanova de Arousa in Galicia (Spain) crossing the Atlantic in 1881, settling in South America. It was in Argentina, where the family originally settled, they dedicated themselves to cultivating the land, developing land to populate and produce meat.

They settled in Uruguay in 1998 and fell deeply in love with the country and especially with the Maldonado mountain region where they saw enormous potential for fruit and vegetable cultivation, production of honey, meat and finished products for sale to an increasingly demanding public.

It was in 2003 that the family established La Oriental in Paraje José Ignacio. Olive trees were planted in 2004 followed by red vines the year after. Their first commercial harvest of both olive & vine came in 2008 and were sold off to third parties. It wasn’t until 2011 that the family produced wine under their own label, Sierra Oriental.

Viticulture

With a 10% slope and a high content of sand, quartz and ballast, it provides the vineyard with perfect drainage, a fundamental player in viticulture. The textures of our soil favour root penetration, giving a very high stability to the vines.

Serrano maritime climate with average rainfall of 1200mm per year and between 160 and 260 meters above sea level. It tends to be windy keeping the vines in optimal health conditions.

With 12 acres under vine Sierra Oriental practice sustainable farming; natural processes, and minimal intervention vineyard management.

Winemaking

Inspired by the South American  style, Sierra Oriental seek to obtain a wine of medium  concentration, with many fruity characteristics, combined with friendly tannins. A short maceration and fermentation at low temperature allowed to combine the variety with the terroir.

Tasting Note

Juicy dark fruit flavours along with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, blueberries, quince. with subtle mineral notes.  The juicy character follows through on the palate, a very laid back wine finishing with plenty of freshness. An easy drinking style, very Moorish.

Goes well with

The classic steak sandwich.

Cellaring

Up to 2-4 years with careful cellaring

Features

Varieties:  Tannat 100%
Colour: Red
ABV: 14%
Closure: Natural Cork
Style: Still Wine
Case Size: 6 x 75cl
Country: Uruguay
Region: Maldonado
Vintage: 2022
vegansustainable

Enquire Now

    Product Description

    Click to find out more.

    Additional information

    Weight 1 kg