Bodega Garzón - Balasto

Bodega Garzón - Balasto

Meie valikusse on lisandunud põnev uus vein Balasto, mis on Uruguay tipptootja Bodega Garzón'i esivein. 2017 Balasto on 50% Tannat, 40% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot ja 5% Marselan. Kääritamine toimus suurtes 800 liitristes tsementmahutites ning vein laagerdus 20 kuud suurtes 250 ja 500 liitri suurustes röstimata Prantsuse tammevaatides.

2017. aastakäiku tehti kokku vaid 14,000 pudelit, seega saadavus on väga limiteeritud!

James Suckling 95 punkti. Decanter 95 punkti.

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Balasto has muscled its way onto fine wine collectors' must-have lists, thanks to the ambition of the winery's owner, Alejandro Bulgheroni, to create a rival to the world's best expressions. Launched in 2017 with the 2015 vintage, Balasto is the ultimate expression from Bodega Garzón, a remarkable estate 18 km inland from the Atlanic ocean. Standing alone on a hilly terrain, Bodega Garzón spans 210 hectares of free draining gravel-like decomposed granite soils - which is the oldest granite on the planet.

Planted with no expense spared by expert viticulturalist Eduardo Felix in 2008, with support from famous Italian wine consultant Alberto Antonini - who still works with the estate - the vineyards for Balasto are in peak condition, and are managed with great care. Then there's the winery. With as much as US$200 million spent on the entire property by the founder and owner, Argentine oil and gas billionaire Alejandro Bulgheroni, this is, as you might imagine, one of the most advanced and impressive wineries in the world.

Balasto is named after the ‘ballast' granite soils of Garzon and it's a blend of Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Marselan. Vinified in cement vats and aged in neutral French oak barrels, with the intention to keep the focus on the energy and aromatics of the wine and not on new oak flavours. The result is a wine that will surprise many with its elegance and ageability.