Vinedo de los Vientos 2018 'Estival' Blanco
Origin: Atlántida, Uruguay
Grape(s): 60% Gewurtztraminer, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Moscato Bianco
When I tasted this wine, my eyes got wide and an enthusiastic "WOW!" was all I said! This wine is very aromatic - floral, peaches, citrus...truly summertime in a glass. I expected the wine to taste sweeter, given its lovely aroma...but it's quite dry and crisp. Absolutely perfect for enjoying with fruit pies, light savory dinners or a savory pastry at lunchtime.
This is a wonderful, delicious, incredible white wine for enjoying from late summer into the fall season.
About The Winemaker:
Viñedo de los Vientos is located 4 km’s from the Atlantic Ocean in Atlantida Uruguay, a sub region of Canelones, one of the coolest growing regions in Uruguay.
Pablo Fallabrino is the owner, grower and winemaker of Viñedo de los Vientos and he lives on the estate with his wife and two children. His grandfather, Angelo Fallabrino immigrated to Uruguay in 1920 from Piedmont and planted 5 vineyards and started 2 wineries in the 1930’s.
Pablo studied with both his father and grandfather, and eventually started the current, single vineyard estate in 1997 where they currently have 12 hectares under vine on their 30 hectare estate.
Viñedo de los Vientos produces mostly Piedmontese varietals in addition to Tannat and their wines typically show an old world, nuanced style which we tend to gravitate towards. Pablo is also an avid surfer.