Tannat is a heartier variety that contains high amounts of acid and tannin. Tannat is usually used as a blending grape but it has found a home in many wineries in Virginia as a varietal wine. Its abundant tannins and acidity are key factors that will allow this wine to age for a long time and hold onto its fruitier notes. It pairs well with grilled meats or game. Strong aromas of brambleberry followed by a touch of smoke lead to the same flavors of blackberries along with a touch of baking spice. The wine is held together with great structure and a full body that finishes with a lot of length on the palate.