A very interesting and unusual barrel aged white wine from Bodega Carrau Uruguay. Intense gold colour with yellow tinges. Full bodied with complex flavours of citrus fruits and some sweet herbal notes with toasted honey notes. Slightly off-dry, long and complex on the palate, with refreshing acidity.
Since the arrival of Juan Carrau in South America, his name has been synonymous with quality winemaking, passion in the production of fine wines from a tradition that dates back over 10 generations and initiated in Catalonia, Spain. The Bodega Carrau was established in 1930 and was one of the pioneer producer of quality wines, using traditional varieties from the South West of France such as Tannat, Malbec and Petit Manseng. Today Javier Carrau head the bodega and continues to produce a fantastic range of single varietal wines with the aim of representing the unique Uruguayan wine terroir. Petit Manseng is a grape original from the Southwest of France and used to produce aromatic generally sweet wines. The grapes are hand harvested and aged in oak barrels for 10 months.
Grilled seafood, white meat, thai curry
Complex and distinctive, with real Petit Manseng character. This is fresh with a rich textured mid-palate and some nice spiciness as well as rich pear fruit, with a bit of pithy bitterness. Lively stuff. 92/100. – Jamie Goode, WineAnorak.com (2018 vintage)