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Pisano Progreso Tannat Reserve 2019

Red Wine from Uruguay
This is lovely balanced Uruguayan tannat, not dry or hard, but fresh and characterful, with attractive brambly fruit. Ideal with a hunk of protein, a mature cheddar or an oxtail stew.
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Code: UR531

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Medium-bodied
  • Tannat
  • 14% Alcohol
  • No oak influence
  • Now to 2023
  • Cork, natural

Pisano Family Vineyards & Cellars

History
In 1870 Don Francesco Pisano emigrated from Liguria, Italy to Uruguay. His son Don Cesare Secundino Pisano arrived in 1914, planted the original vineyards and produced the first wine in 1924. The third generation united Italian and Basque origins as Don César Pisano married Doña María Elsa Arretxea.

Today it is three brothers of the fourth generation who run the company, namely Eduardo, viticulture, Gustavo, head of winemaking, Daniel, exports and one of the fifth, Gabriel, cellar master.

They produce 30,000 dozens from their own vineyards.

Vineyards
The 30ha of vineyards are situated 25 kilometres north of Montevideo , benefiting from a sunny and cool Atlantic climate. The soils are a mix of clay and limestone.

The original Viña vineyard, next to the cellars, consists of 15 hectares of low-yielding high-density tannat, cabernet sauvignon and merlot vines, besides some chardonnay, torrontés.

The newer Barrancal vineyard is being developed five kilometres north of the cellars in the Progreso region. Here there are 15 hectares of pinot noir, syrah, petit verdot and viognier, besides the traditional tannat. The soil here is particularly high in limestone.

Cellar
The cellar is well equipped with a number of stainless-steel and concrete vats and a good modern bottling line. There are barrels for maturing some of the best wines and new oak is used judiciously to avoid dominating the specific character of their wine.
2019 vintage reviews

decanter.com

The entry-level tannat is one of three from this producer sold by The Wine Society. As such, it's not complex, but the high score reflects the value for money. Perfect everyday drinking, it has ...
The entry-level tannat is one of three from this producer sold by The Wine Society. As such, it's not complex, but the high score reflects the value for money. Perfect everyday drinking, it has lovely unoaked, crunchy black fruit with a peppery edge. Notes of salted plums and softer tannins than you might expect to find in a Tannat. Fresh and modern in style, this showcases just how far Uruguay winemaking has come over the past decade.  
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91/100Amy Wislocki

JancisRobinson.com

Mid crimson. Stillquite young and dry … Correct but young.

15.5+ Jancis Robinson

Press & Journal

The Progreso regionis 25km north of Montevideo. Intense scents of  dark berries, blackcherries, black olives and cinnamon lead to a structured ripe wine withwell-tuned savoury vanilla oak. One for...
The Progreso regionis 25km north of Montevideo. Intense scents of  dark berries, blackcherries, black olives and cinnamon lead to a structured ripe wine withwell-tuned savoury vanilla oak. One for your Sunday beef or lamb roast.
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- Carol Brown

wineanorak.com

Nice crunchy, vivid,supple green-tinged berry fruits with some blackcurrant. Lovely focus andfreshness.

90/100 Jamie Goode

timatkin.com

The Pisanos are among the most famous wine families in Uruguay, as well known for their asados (barbecues) as their tannats. This is a really good, well-priced introduction to the joys of the...
The Pisanos are among the most famous wine families in Uruguay, as well known for their asados (barbecues) as their tannats. This is a really good, well-priced introduction to the joys of the country’s signature grape, relying on fruit rather than oak for its impact. Focused and aromatic, it has classic Atlantic freshness, plum and black cherry fruit and a racy, stony finish. The tannins are way less forbidding than on some French examples of the variety from Madiran.
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- Tim Atkin

Daily Express

A fresh, characterful and full-bodied Uruguayan tannat combines ripe redfruits and a mellow finish. Tannat can be a tad robust for some palates butthis example is smooth, mellow and appealing.

- Matt Nisxon

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