The iconic wine of Bodega Garzón keeps surprising the world and making Uruguayan history. On this occasion, it was chosen to be included in the Top 100 Wines 2018, of the prestigious North American magazine Wine & Spirits, a place reserved for the world’s finest wines.
Balasto 2015 was chosen to be part of the Top 100 of Wine & Spirits
This is the first time that a Uruguayan wine receives such acknowledgement, which enables to position the country as a producer of quality wines. The first harvest of Balasto was carried out in 2015 and launched during Vinexpo Bordeaux in 2017.
“Balasto” means ballast, the type of soil in Garzón, formed by decomposed granite with excellent drainage and minerality, ideal to provide complexity, energy and vibrancy to this blend, composed by four varieties: Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Marselan. With the advice of renowned international winemaker Alberto Antonini, Bodega Garzón espouses a philosophy based on the elaboration of wines that become a faithful expression of their origin.
“Having a thorough understanding of the terroir, enables the production of wines that carry a stronger sense of the place. The biodiversity, the soil structure and composition, the hills and the exposure they provide to the vineyards, the proximity to the ocean and the influence of its clean breeze make Garzón a unique place for the elaboration of top-quality wines”. Alberto Antonini.
We invite you to learn about the other wines included in this Top 100.