BODEGA GARZÓN RESERVE ALBARIŇO 2023

£22

Maldonado, Uruguay

Grape Varieties: Albariño/Alvarinho

Tasting Note: This wine is pale yellow in colour with green reflections. On the nose, there are fruity aromas of peach and citrus, and white floral notes. The freshness and minerality on the mid-palate is superb, ably supported by a remarkable acidity, which frames the juicy fruit on the crisp finish.

Pairing: Seafood Pasta or Risotto, King Crab Salad, Carabineros, Sashimi, 

Producer: Bodega Garzón is a family-owned winery in Maldonado, on the Atlantic coast in southern Uruguay. Over 10 years ago, they pioneered viticulture in this area and have since become the standard-bearer for premium Uruguayan wines. In November 2018, Wine Enthusiast recognised their pioneering status with the ‘New World Winery of the Year’ award.

In 2007, owner Alejandro Bulgheroni invited consultant winemaker Alberto Antonini to visit his 700-hectare olive farm between the small town of Garzón and the beach. With stunning views, rolling hills and olive trees, Alberto was taken aback by its beauty, likening it to his native Tuscany. After properly analysing the soil and conditions, it became clear that this site had huge potential to produce premium wines. Originally, they planted Tannat (Uruguay’s flagship variety) and Albariño, as Alberto identified clear similarities between Galicia and Garzón regarding the cooling Atlantic breezes and well-draining granitic soils. Over the past 10 years, these rolling hills have been transformed with olive groves and vineyards and 12 grape varieties are now planted on the estate. Bodega Garzón is a patchwork quilt of 1,150 individual plots, each around 0.2 hectares in size and carefully chosen for a specific variety according to its soil and microclimate.

Alberto has a light hand in the winery and is very careful with the use of oak. As with his other projects worldwide, he has moved away from barriques in favour of concrete fermenters and large, untoasted oak. He does this to produce pure expressions of each grape variety and place, as well as to avoid masking the character of his wines. The winery is specially designed to operate as sustainably as possible and in 2019 made history by becoming the first winery in the world to earn LEED certification for its facilities (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Built on natural terraces, the winery uses cutting-edge technology and operates using a gravity flow system to ensure quality and energy efficiency at every stage of production.

Given the spectacular winery and stunning landscape, alongside an on-site Francis Mallmann restaurant and proximity to Punta del Este (Uruguay’s most popular resort), it is unsurprising that Bodega Garzón was ranked in the top at the IWC-sponsored World’s Best Vineyards Awards in 2021 (for the third time), as voted for by over 500 wine industry experts.

Reserve

Bodega Garzón’s Reserve wines are modern and characterful expressions of single varieties made from carefully selected, hand-harvested grapes. The Albariño Reserve has aromas of white peach, citrus fruit and jasmine, and culminates in a long, refreshing finish. Unoaked, it spends about five months on the lees to obtain its beautiful, textural quality on the palate. The Tannat, Marselan and Cabernet Franc Reserve all spend up to 12 months ageing on the lees in stainless steel tanks and large untoasted casks. The Tannat is intense and juicy with ripe tannins and a lingering freshness. The Marselan has pronounced flavours of red fruits, mint and eucalyptus and the Cabernet Franc is perfumed with a distinctive herbal character and soft tannins. The 2021 vintage was awarded 95 points by Decanter, with critics describing the wine as ‘elegant, aromatic and fresh, with great varietal and regional typicity.

Located 11 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, the estate has more than 1,000 small vineyard blocks covering hillside slopes, which benefit from varying microclimates, different levels of humidity and very careful canopy management. Well-draining granitic soils and cooling Atlantic breezes allow the grapes to ripen steadily. The vineyards are surrounded by lush forests, palm trees, rocky soils and granite boulders.

The hand-harvested grapes were carefully selected and fed into a gravity press to undergo a gentle pressing. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks for two weeks at controlled temperatures. The wine then spent a further three to six months on lees in stainless steel before being bottled.

ABV: 13.5%

Bottle Size: 75cl


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COURIER DELIVERY (Tuesday-Saturday)

SHIPPING RATES (UK MAINLAND ONLY)

Please ensure you select the correct shipping option at the checkout. 

EXPRESS BY END OF DAY (Tues-Sat) Between 7am - 8pm
£8.50
EXPRESS BY 1PM (Tues-Fri) Between 7am - 1pm
£12.50
SATURDAY BY 1PM Between 8am - 1pm
£24.50

 

DELIVERY DATE SELECTION

All orders received before 2pm can be dispatched the same day (Mon-Fri), unless a specific future date is selected using the drop down calendar on the basket page of our website.

For future date deliveries select the Express delivery option that best suits your needs, End of Day. Pre 1pm. We deliver Tuesday through until Saturday, we do not deliver on Sunday.

EXPRESS DELIVERY

All of our parcels are shipped on an express next working day service as standard, on the day before you have selected to receive it, usually with DPD or DHL. In accordance with all UK courier terms and conditions it is not guaranteed that your parcel will arrive the next day. Please consider this when planning for an event or party whereby goods absolutely have to be delivered on time. 

If your parcel is time sensitive then please use the EXPRESS BY 1 PM option.

Please be prepared to receive your delivery anytime from 7am - 8pm, unless you have selected the pre 1pm service. We ask that you choose a delivery date when you are in to accept delivery. If you are not going to be in please contact us to ensure that safe place instructions are passed on to the courier.

CHANGES TO YOUR DELIVERY 

Any attempt to change your delivery address or divert your parcel once it has been despatched is done so at your own risk.  Please make sure all delivery information is correct when placing your order. We cannot be liable for loss or delay of parcels whereby the customer has requested to change the delivery address whilst their order is in transit, this includes the request made to deliver to a pick up shop. There can be a minimum of a 24 hour delay when choosing to divert your parcel to a DPD pick-up shop so choosing this option or 'leave in a safe place' is done at your own risk.  We cannot be liable for theft or spoilage of goods whereby you were not available to personally receive them on the day you requested on the calendar.

SATURDAY DELIVERY

If you have selected Saturday as a delivery date please be aware that over the weekends we have no access to courier phone or email support so it is essential that you provide any 'additional delivery information' in the "notes" section when placing your order so you parcel is successfully delivered.

Saturday delivery is available for UK mainland only.

LOCAL PICK UP

You can collect your order from our warehouse between 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday. Simply select the PICK UP option after the basket page of our website at the checkout. Your order can be ready to collect within 30 minutes. Please feel free to call us to arrange if the date you selected on the basket page refers to courier delivery (Next Day). +44 (0) 1732 757 770

Warehouse address;

UNIT 16 CHAUCER BUSINESS PARK,

WATERY LANE,

SEVENOAKS.

TN15 6PL

PACKAGING

For the shipping fresh and frozen goods we use high quality mixed recyclable insulated packaging to keep your products perfect through the courier network.

To keep frozen goods at the correct temperature we use a safe alternative to dry ice. These gel packs freeze to a temperature of -45° and stay frozen for an extended period of time. Completely food safe and fully recyclable/reusable.

JERSEY, ISLE OF MAN, GUERNSEY

Please note that deliveries to Jersey, Isle of Man, and Guernsey are available from Tuesday to Friday only with our courier partner is DHL Express. To select the Jersey option at checkout, please refer to the delivery charges that apply for these areas, which are subject to an additional fee due to the high cost of shipping perishable items. The stepped delivery charges are as follows:

Orders of £150 and below £55.00
Orders above £150 and up to £200 £45.00
Orders above £200 £35.00

 

NORTHERN IRELAND 

For deliveries to Northern Ireland, please select the Northern Ireland option for a charge of £18.50. Please note that we do not deliver to Northern Ireland on Saturdays. Our courier partner is DHL Express.

SCOTLAND PRE 1PM

Please be advised that our courier partners do not offer pre 1pm service in certain parts of Scotland. The following areas are not covered by the pre 1pm service:

- Aberdeen & Grampian AB10 to AB30, AB32 & AB39

- Dunbartonshire G83 to G90

- Fife KY8 to KY10, KY14 to KY16

- Glasgow and Greater Glasgow G63

- Perthshire PH1 to PH14

- Stirlingshire FK16

- Tayside DD1 to DD11

If you have paid for a pre 1pm service and you reside in any of the above-mentioned areas, we will automatically refund you and notify you that your parcel will not be delivered by 1pm. We strongly advise opting for delivery at least a day before you need items if you are in any part of Scotland. Even in the areas covered by the pre 1pm service, the logistics of getting parcels from the main hubs to Scotland can lead to issues and time delays.

SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS

Please be informed that we are unable to guarantee next day delivery to certain areas of Scotland. For these specific postcodes, we utilise Royal Mail's special delivery service:

- Stirlingshire FK17 to FK21

- Shetland ZE1 to ZE3

- Argyll and Scottish Islands PA20 to PA78, HS1 to HS9, PH42 to PH44

- Highlands PH19 to PH41, PH49-PH50

- Perthshire PH15 to PH18

- Orkney KW15 to KW17

- Inverness and Highlands IV1 to IV63, KW1 to KW14

- Grampian AB31 to AB56

- Ayrshire KA27, KA28

If we are not confident that we can deliver your items the following day, and if we believe that the products are too high risk to be in transit for two days, we will contact you and advise accordingly.

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TRANSIT TIMES & PACKAGING

All ingredients that we sell are hand selected choosing from the best product available.

We only use premium express courier services and aim to have produce out of our hands and into yours in the shortest possible time.

All perishable goods orders are safely packed in high quality mixed recyclable insulated packaging to keep your products perfect through the courier network, guaranteeing freshness for a minimum of 2 full days in transit. Much longer in colder seasons.

FROZEN PRODUCTS

The vast majority of frozen food shipments arrive frozen but we cannot guarantee this.  In the event that your order has defrosted it should still be at a very low temperature when you receive it and therefore fine to put in straight in your freezer.  Refreezing is only unsafe if the product has reached 8°c. It is worth mentioning that supermarkets routinely sell defrosted food as "fresh", with the advice that it may be frozen when you get home.

FRESH TRUFFLES

All fresh truffles are sent in a foil resealable pack with an absorbent paper.  This is suitable for storing in your fridge.  If storing truffles for more than a few days we recommend wrapping them in paper towel or using a Tuberpac.  Fresh truffles are always best consumed as soon as possible.

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