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Colonia and Carmelo: Wine Tasting in Uruguay

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Wine Tasting in Uruguay

If you’ve never tasted Tannat, Uruguay is the best place to start. Uruguay’s signature grape – a source of good quality, bold and leggy reds - is an exciting complement to now familiar Argentine Malbec or Chilean Carmenere. Perfect for anyone with a keen interest in wine, many of Uruguay’s wineries are small scale, rustic even, when compared with some spectacular vineyards in neighbouring countries. This can make a visit all the more rewarding: sometimes, it’s the proprietor or head enologist who proudly shows you around, lending a personal touch to the experience.

Carmelo, just an hour from Colonia, has a growing number of wineries which welcome visitors. Other wineries within reach of Montevideo, Punta del Este and Jose Ignacio meaning you can combine coastal relaxation with brushing up on your Tannats. Not forgetting of course, a good selection of Uruguayan wine will feature on most restaurant menus, a fitting accompaniment to a succulent cut.

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