||Artesana is a small ultra-premium estate winery located in the acclaimed Canelones winegrowing region of Uruguay. Artesana’s handcrafted wines are made with the highest quality estate-grown grapes to showcase Uruguay’s distinctive terroir and its signature varietal Tannat.
Uruguay produces dynamic and award-winning wines of outstanding quality. Differing from its South American neighbors Argentina and Chile, Uruguay is a country of small-scale, family-owned wineries with a European winemaking tradition. The coastal Atlantic climate is often compared to Bordeaux’s producing wines with well-balanced levels of alcohol and acidity. Tannat, brought from France in the 1870s, produces rich, full-bodied wines with ripe fruit flavors and an exotic, spicy character.
Located on an 80-acre estate in Las Brujas in the Canelones region of southern Uruguay, Artesana’s 20-acre vineyard is planted to Tannat, Merlot and Zinfandel, the only Zinfandel planted and produced in Uruguay. Sustainable, low-input, dry farming is practiced using the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Vines are meticulously tended and pruned to produce low yield, highly concentrated fruit and field-select, hand harvested.
Wines are made in small lots fermented separately, aged in the highest quality French and American oak, custom-blended, and bottled without fining or filtration. Artesana’s small-scale production gives us complete control over every aspect of winegrowing and winemaking.|