Tannat argentino

Argentine Tannat, an elegant take on a rustic red

Tannat has been grown in Argentina since the end of the 19th century when European immigrants brought it and several other varieties along with them as a taste of home, marking the beginning of quality viticulture in Mendoza. But in spite of its 125 year history in the country, the variety, originally from the south-west of France and currently the iconic grape of Uruguay, has never seemed to interest local winemakers in same way as Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. That, however, looks to be beginning to change.