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50% Merlot, 40% Tannat, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Viognier
"Where the situation is so extreme, that the vineyard grows to the limit of survival."
This vineyard is planted in Cerro del Guazuvirá, Lavalleja (where vineyards hardly exist) at 17 miles from the Atlantic coast, on mother rock with volcanic granite. In order to plant the vines, back in 2013, the rock had to be dynamited
When planting the vines, soil from a nearby site was brought, and individual pots were made with it to aid water retention. This wasn’t enough and so a special gel had to be mixed with the soil. To avoid the damage by the local wild deer “Guazuvirá” the vines were covered with a specially designed mesh. And an electric fence was put in place to stop the jabalies (wild boar) from destroying the mesh.
A cutting-edge wine powered by the Atlantic Ocean with notes of malted barley, fresh flowers, red fruits and clay. In the mouth it has volume, freshness and firm tannins, with long finish. Exquisite
"Bedrock" is Santiago Deicas' description of the soils in this stony, granitic site, which is already producing remarkable things after just three vintages. Amphora-fermented and aged, with salty minerality, damson and dark plum flavours and lovely freshness and palate
length. 95 / 100 points Tim Atkin MW