Bodega Garzón’s iconic wine continues conquering the world and achieving milestones in the history of Uruguayan wines. This time, Balasto’s 2017 vintage was presented at La Place de Bordeaux for the third year in a row, a place reserved only for the world’s finest wines.
Balasto’s first presented vintage was 2015 and was launched in Vinexpo Bordeaux 2017, with the attendance of Alejandro P. Bulgheroni, Alberto Antonini, Francis Mallmann and General Manager, Christian Wylie.
This new 2017 vintage has already obtained 95 points according to renowned wine critic James Suckling.
Balasto is the type of soil present in the terroir of Garzón, formed by decomposed granite that provides excellent drainage and minerality, resulting in a wine with great complexity, produced with a blend of four varieties: Tannat, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Marselan.
Following the advice of renowned Argentinian enologist, Alberto Antonini, Bodega Garzón espouses a philosophy focused on producing wines that are a true expression of our terroir.
“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.
Balasto 2017 was released for sale as of September 12th.