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Wine By Grape Variety | Tannat

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Tannat is a red wine grape variety best known as the dominant grape variety in Madiran, Southwest France's most famous red wine. The grape probably originated in the Basque country and almost certainly derives its French name from its high tannin levels. It is a thick-skinned grape variety that produces deeply coloured, well-structured wines that can be tough and austere in youth. However with ageing the massive tannins round out while the wine develops nuances of spices, coffee, cocoa, and vanilla.

In Madiran it is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Fer. Outside of France the grape is extremely popular in Uruguay, where it was planted by Basque settlers in the 19th century.


Pulenta Estate Gran Corte VII 2018

From £36.00 - per bottle
An award winning, premium red wine blend, only produced in limited quantities... Read More...

Bodega Garzón Single Vineyard Tannat 2018

From £28.00 - per bottle
Uruguay's signature grape variety is rich & full bodied with a long, intense finish... Read More...

La Gascogne d'Alain Brumont Tannat Merlot 2019

From £12.50 - per bottle
Brumont's recently created Merlot-Tannat red blend is already arousing considerable interest... Read More...

Château Bouscassé Madiran 2016

From £22.00 - per bottle
Brumont's outstanding Tannat dominated Madiran displays harmony & power; a true Vin de Garde!... Read More...