HOW H. STAGNARI FINE
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|HOW H.STAGNARI FINE WINES WAS
It was about 25 years ago, when
Hector Stagnari distanced himself from the then
successful family table wine business.
It was Hector's passion to produce
the best wine possible, especially after learning all related
techniques during his extensive studies in France.
But the old man didn't quite agree
with his son's philosophy. Producing a better wine
meant to him a smaller yearly production. Planting less vines per
square meter, trimming the grape bunches to improve the quality of
the grape and enrich the soils were elements that were leading to
a steady decrease in the yearly
production. So needless to say, Hector's approach didn't go too well with Dad.
|Hector in his passion,
decided to move away from his father's wine business. He
opened a new Bodega (Spanish for winery). He did
that, right next door from the old Stagnari Bodega, that still today
produces very popular table wines today.
how H.STAGNARI FINE WINES was born. The new label bearing Hector's
signature and on top of it, his house in "La Puebla",
located right next to the vineyard.
Hector immediately started to apply
his knowledge and it was in a short time that his dreams became a
reality, and the sacrifice of yearly production numbers for a wine
that became recognized worldwide, proved to be well worth it for
Hector still applies the same
techniques today, hands on. If in a given year the wine isn't
up to par, he doesn't add stabilizers to improve it's taste.
won't release a wine unless he can attest to its quality.
If you are ever in Uruguay, stop in
and see him. You won't find Hector behind a
desk in a big office. He works in the vineyard every day from
sunrise to sunset, to
ensure the quality of his fine wine.
Virginia's favorite wine, Virginia
Chardonnay, is produced with grapes from this vineyard, adjacent to the
Bodega, located in the South, only a few kilometers from Montevideo, the
H.Stagnari's Tannat red
vineyards are located in Salto, in the Northern part of the Country, where the dry
and basaltic soils are perfect for to the growth of Tannat vines.