This wine-producing country is unfairly looked over! Though Chile and Argentina get all the South America wine credit, Uruguay has so much to offer! Just south of Brazil, Uruguay's climate is warm, humid and rainy so vines are grown on pergola - a system to keep vines high off the ground. They produce Tannat, red wine with lots of red plum, cherry, and black pepper spice. Known for its high tannin, Tannat is best when the tannins have been softened through oxygen, oak aging and in this case, a touch of Merlot (10%). Pair with red meat and game, hard cheeses, like Parmigiano or spiced beef tacos!