Meet the Winemaker- Bodegas Carrau
Francisco Carrau from Bodegas Carrau– one of the oldest wineries in Uruguay- presented his wines in an intimate four course dinner at Oak Wine Bar. The weather was beautiful, being the warmest day thus far in the year. A good thing after such a long, wet and freezing winter.
Mr.Carrau started off with his Sauvignon Blanc which he leaves fermenting on its lees for six months. The result is a creamy and yet crisp citrus wine with notes of guava and grapefruit. Perfectly matched with a meat plate was the Tannat Reserva, made from 100% Tannat grapes from Las Violetas region, in the south of Uruguay.
The highlight of the evening was the Amat, an intense wine made with 100% hand-picked Tannat grapes from a 30 years old single vineyard. Located in Cerro Chapeu, Amat is the highest site in the northeast, at over 1000 feet above sea level with sandy soils and very little yields. This elegant and luscious wine is featured in the book ‘1001 Wines You Must Taste Before You Die’