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URUGUAY -- Cerro Chapeu


FRANCISCO CARRAU -- incl. "BODEGAS CERRO CHAPEU"

9 generations in wine (with roots in the Cataluña region of Spain since 1752), the Carrau family - in Uruguay since 1930 - were first to export their wines & in 1973 introduced the idea of using the country's typical grape, Tannat, to make top reserve reds.  Francisco Carrau's innovative winery in the Cerro Chapeu region is built inside a hill, practicing minimal manipulation. The Carrau vineyards are located in the highest Environmental Sustainability Index of the world (per a 2005 Yale study).


SPARKLING:  Brut Nature "Sust"

WHITE:  Chardonnay Reserva + Sauvignon Blanc "Sur Lie"

RED:  Pinot Noir + Tannat (incl. "Ysern")