Establecimiento Juanicó winery is one of the oldest and biggest in Uruguay, with the estate first established in 1740 and making wine from the 1830s onwards with a historic cellar built in the same period. Establecimiento Juanicó’s wine production is also one of the furthest-reaching – you will find in most restaurants in Uruguay under their Don Pascual brand and in top restaurants worldwide with the Familia Deicas brand, owned by the same family.
Two different vineyards in Maldonado, on the east coast of Uruguay: Garzón and Cerro del Toro. Both in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, with stony calcareous soils. Temperatures heavily moderated by the Atlantic influence.
100% hand harvested, whole bunch press, and only 50% of the press juice used. Fermentation with selected yeast at low temperatures 14-16°C. Work on the lees to achieve roundness and creaminess. No malolactic. 9 months in French oak 2000 litre barrels.
Delicate mineral nose, unripe pears and granny smith apples, and a touch of butter. Textured palate, with refreshing acidity, very long finish. Delicious, refined and joyful.
Fab with grilled artichokes, spring rolls, crispy pork belly, baked feta pasta or chicken piccata (lemon sauce & noodles)