Tannat? Why Not?

Posted on: June 21st, 2010 by

Originally uploaded by jamesonf

I love a good back label. The Colombelle white (Ugni Blanc/Colombard) has been one of my all-time favorite whites for years. I love that chugger from Gascogny! But don’t sleep on the red. What makes it unique is that it’s mostly Tannat, which makes wines that are hard as nails; real bruisers. This version, however, with Cab and Merlot and a modest 12% alcohol, is so easy-drinking that they even recommend serving it slightly chilled. (It would kill at a summer outdoor BBQ.) I also appreciate the little map that shows you exactly where the wine comes from. And if you’re not familiar with Tannat (don’t worry, I won’t blame you), you get that info right up front. Bravo, Producteurs Plaimont!

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