A new Albariño to try, from Uruguay!

93 pts The Somm Journal

91 pts Wine Spectator

Bodega Garzón

Albariño Reserva


Geology in the Garzón area belongs to what is known as Crystalline Basement, which gave origin to the oldest soils in the planet over 2500 million years ago. When those rocks are altered and broken down through million years of geology, a fantastic soil of weathered rock is formed, called Ballast. The ballast hills have several minerals that are absorbed by the roots of the vine making wines vibrant, energetic and complex.

When Alejandro Bulgheroni and his wife Bettina discovered Garzón, they had a family dream come true to have the most emblematic winery of modern viticulture in Uruguay and premium wines with an intense personality and a deep sense of belonging to the land. They are aided by International Enologist Alberto Antonini. Their Albariño is fresh and mineral driven with a marked acidity and a long and rounded aftertaste in mouth. Its ripening time takes place between 3 to 6 months on fine lees in stainless-steel tanks.

“Fuller-bodied than most Albariños from Spain, this white lights up the palate with gorgeous notes of ripe peach, honeysuckle, melon, and lemon curd flavors. It's a truly delicious white, and it's richer personality makes it perfect winter white.”

“Minerality and salinity prompt rich lime, persimmon, and honeyed pear in this white that brims with personality. The flavors travel all over the palate, zinging with peppy verve.” – The Somm Journal

“Excellent pairings for this wine are cod with mussels, citrus prawn salad, or traditional grilled seafood with warm mango salad. It is delightfully  well suited to Asian food, or ceviche."



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