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Tannat (France)

Tannat is a red wine grape from South West France.

In Uruguay, it is considered the "National Grape".

Typical Flavors


Raspberry
Raspberry
Cherry
Black
Cherry
Blackberry
Blackberry
Plum
Plum

Currant
Currant
Licorice
Licorice
Cardamom
Cardamom
Spices
Spices

Oak Added Flavors:

Vanilla
Vanilla
Coffee
Coffee
Chocolate
Chocolate
Tobacco
Tobacco

Red and Black fruit are typical Tannat flavors.

Notes of Liquorice, Chocolate, Cardamom, and sweet Spices

Profile

Tannat has a profile much like Syrah:

BODYFull
TANNINSHigh
FRUITHigh
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Mushroom
Spicy Tapas
Hamburger
Spicy Burger
Salami
Salami
Soup
Casseroles

Chili
Chili
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb

A full bodied Tannat pairs best with Bold Food.

Tannat loves Smoke, Curry and Cajun Spices.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Cured Meat. Salami.
Meat Stew. Cassoulet.
Hot BBQ. Chicken. Pork.
Hot Curry. Spiced Rice (Thai).
vegetable Stew (Ratatouille).

Cheese:
Mature Cheese. Gouda. Cheddar. Gruyére.

Frenc Specialities:
Magret de Canard (Duck Breasts).
Confit de Cabard (Duck Confit).

If You Like Tannat

You Might Also Like:

Barolo (Italy)
Cabernet Sauvignon (France)
Languedoc (France)
Lebanese Red (Lebanon)
Malbec (Argentina)
Nero d'Avola (Italy)
Petite Sirah (USA)
Pinotage (South Africa)
Rioja Reserva (Spain)
Shiraz (Australia)
Super Tuscan (Italy)
Syrah (France)
Touriga Nacional (Portugal)

The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for medium to full bodied red wines.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

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