Uruguayan wine, the most popular of which is the Tannat wine, refers to the wines produced in Uruguay, South America. The country is the 4th largest wine producer of South America. The wines from Uruguay are known for their individual character and richness. There are about 300 boutique-type wineries in the country. The wines of the country are best known for their lesser alcohol content and soft character.
History of Uruguay Wine
The origin of Uruguayan wine can be traced to the time of the colonial Spaniards who introduced the drink to the country. The production of Uruguay wine grew for the next couple of centuries and by 1800 the wine industry was well established with the production of Tannat wine.
Popular Uruguay Wine Regions
Some of the oldest vineyards of Uruguay are found along the Rio de Janerio river. Uruguayan wine regions are kept airy by the Atlantic breezes and there is also adequate sunshine which makes the othe3rwise humid subtropical climate similar to that of Bordeaux, France. Vidella is a special wine from the Saurez, Canelones, Progreso and other regions. El Carmen is one of the most two most popular Uruguay wine regions.
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