iñedo de los Vientos is located 4 km’s from the Atlantic Ocean in Atlantida, part of Uruguay’s Canelones region, one of the coolest growing areas in the entire country. Pablo Fallabrino is the owner, grower and winemaker of Viñedo de los Vientos and he lives on the estate with his wife and two children. His grandfather, Angelo Fallabrino immigrated to Uruguay in 1920 from Piedmont and planted 5 vineyards and started 2 wineries in the 1930’s. Pablo studied with both his father and grandfather and eventually started the current, single vineyard estate in 1997 where they currently have 12 hectares under vine on their 30 hectare estate. Viñedo de los Vientos produces mostly Piedmontese varietals in addition to Tannat and their wines typically show an old world, nuanced style which we tend to gravitate towards.
Vinedo de Los Vientos Estival Blanca is a blend of Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Moscato Bianco from vines planted in 2000. Hand harvested, whole cluster pressed with skin contact to achieve phenolics followed by a slow co-fermentation in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation is blocked, but the wines sits on lees for 6 months.
A subdued nose with ripe notes of lemon zest, white peach, and green apple all woven together with white flowers, baking flour, and yellow chartreuse. The palate shows medium viscosity with crisp acidity. The wine finishes with notes of candied peach and fresh sliced lemons.