Garzon from Uruguay in South America is the third South American wine sold through Bordeaux La Place system, following Almaviva and Sena. The Balasto, the top wine from the winery, is a blend of Bordeaux varietals with Tannat, and made from grapes grown a meteorized granite soil, according to the winery. Permeable in nature, the soil type would prove to be extremely helpful in the wine region where annual rainfall is over 1,000 mm, higher than Chile or Argentina or Bordeaux. Pictured above is winery general manager Christian Wylie with three vintages of Balasto from its inaugural vintage of 2015 to the latest release of 2017.
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