This website uses cookies

Like so many other websites, we use cookies to personalise content, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media and analytics partners, who may combine it with other information that you've provided to them or that they've collected from your use of their services. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website.

Do you fully understand and consent to our use of cookies?

Tannat

Distinctive, tannic variety best known as the main ingredient in Madiran but grown in other regions of south-west France and, as Harriague, in Uruguay where it was taken by Basque emigrés. Wine made from it is naturally very astringent because of the thickness of the berries' skins, but the warmth of Uruguay helps to disguise this attribute, and many of Madiran's winemakers have learnt how to tame this tannic monster.