In the midst of a worldwide agenda, on Friday, October 1, Bodega Garzón performed a vertical tasting of Balasto from 2015 to 2018 for the Uruguayan specialized press led by Germán Bruzzone, winemaker, Eduardo Félix, Agronomist and Christian Wylie, Managing Director.
We shared a lunch paired with this wine in Magnum (1.5 Lts.) and Double Magnum (3 Lts.) Calibers of one of the Grands Vins du Monde that had its official launch for the fourth consecutive year at Place de Bordeaux, a place reserved exclusively for the world’s best wines.
During the comparative tasting, the guests were able to see first-hand the characteristics of the different Balasto vintages, from 2015 to 2018, enjoying a talk with the main referents of the winery and a menu specially prepared to accompany this moment in a unique environment like that of Bodega Garzón.
Garzón’s Balasto is named after the particular weathered granite soil that exists in the area, with good drainage and minerality, which adds complexity, energy and tension to this wine. The 2018 vintage, recently launched in the national and international market, presents notes of fresh red and black fruit, complex and elegant spices. On the palate, juicy and vibrant tannins with energy and vitality associated with an excellent texture and long finish.
With only 4 vintages, Balasto has already achieved very important acknowledgements in the wine industry, such as being Best Wine of Uruguay from the Descorchados Guide with 97 points, 97 points from Tim Atkin, 96 points from James Suckling, Top 100 best wines from Wine & Spirits, being chosen by the critics in Wine Spectator and participating in the New York Wine Experience (which included select wines from around the world)
With Balasto and its wines, Garzón continues to position Uruguay in a sustained manner worldwide, as an exporting country of high-quality wines.