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Pisano Rio de Los Pajaros Viognier 2013

Country
Uruguay
Region
Progreso
Producer
Pisano
Grape(s)
Viognier
Type
White
Style
Crisp
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry / Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content (%)
13
Closure Style
Cork
Organic / Biodynamic
Normal

Region

At 34 degrees of southern latitude, the region of Progreso is adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean and its maritime influences. Here the vines grow on clay, ash and calcareous soils, north of the capital Montevideo and close to the Rio de la Plata (River Plate). The region benefits from a sunny and cool climate, the vines enjoy cooling winds to produce low yields of top quality grapes.

Producer

The Pisano vineyards belong to a group of small family vignerons with an artisan tradition of making wines that reflect the character of the land and the people. Francesco Pisano arrived in Uruguay in 1870 from Italy (the great grandfather of the current owners). The original vineyards were planted in 1914 by his son Cesare. Today, this winemaking tradition continues and they produce some of the country`s most prestigious and best wines with distinctive character oriented to the high quality, niche market. These hand crafted wines are produced in limited quantities and total production at the Pisano family cellars is only 18,000 cases per year across the range of these award winning varietals.

Tasting (Long)

Cesare Pisano arrived in 1914 and today his descendents produce some of Uruguays finest wines. All production is artisan and hand crafted with tiny annual volumes of about only 25,000 cases. This fabulous dry and aromatic white has spice and fruit notes combined with generous flowery aromas of apple and pear blossom. Reminiscence of figs and citrus on the palate all balanced by a delicious tangy acidity and a long finish.

Tasting (Short)

Increasingly popular and fashionable dry white, this Viognier made by the team at Pisano has flowery aromas, rich fruit flavours balanced by delicious acidity and a long finish.

Food

Great with Thai cuisine, grilled sea bream and steam oriental vegetables such a pok choi.

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Drink Type
White
Grape
Viognier
Region
Uruguay
Style
Crisp
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