Uruguay's Viña Edén 2016 Maldonado Cemento Tannat
The view from Vina Eden, with the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.
Digital Editor Julie H. Case first tasted Viña Edén’s Cemento just northwest of Punta del Este, where Uruguay points southeast into the Atlantic. She was visiting Mauricio Zlatkin, the director of Viña Eden, a winery that’s 16 miles inland, about 560 feet above sea level, up against the Pueblo Eden mountains. She recalled how the virazón wind came howling off the ocean and through the vineyards, spattering the three-story walls of glass at Viña Eden’s winery with mist. The tannat vines, she said, looked as though they were clutching at the granite and quartz rock.
Viña Edén 2016 Maldonado Cemento Tannat
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