Overground Sangiovese 2018

Overground Sangiovese 2020

Viña Progreso

Well, if you’re going to do Viognier and Cabernet Franc from Uruguay, why wouldn’t you do Sangiovese? Particularly when we bear in mind that Uruguay’s wine heritage, like Argentina’s, is most heavily influenced by Italian immigration in the mid-19th century. This is a seductive wine with lots of nostril action – ripe strawberries and cherries, hints of violets, thyme, leather and a nicely integrated touch of vanilla pod. Lovely acidity in the mouth balances out a fairly ripe, soft style very nicely, with juicy cherry and plum flavours mingling with a subtle touch of oak. Blood of Jove indeed!

“A medium-bodied red with aromas of dried and sour cherries, lemon zest and crushed stones. Firm, fine tannins and bright acidity. Solid finish with some wood at the end. Shows potential. Drink or hold.”

91 / 100, James Suckling, Taming the Tannat:

90 / 100, James Suckling, Taming the Tannat: Uruguayan Wine Gets a Makeover 2021 (2019 vintage)

92 / 100, Tim Atkin Uruguay Special Report 2020 (2017 vintage)