Tannat is a red grape variety that is most famously used to produce wine in the Madiran region of South West France. The grape can also be found in other regions such as Irouléguy, Tursan, and Béarn. Tannat has been successfully migrated to other countries such as Uruguay, Argentina, Australia, the US, Brazil, and Italy. The grape is known for its high tannin levels and deep color, and has the ability to age well. Tannat wines are often blended with other grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Fer Servadou to soften the final wine and make it approachable sooner. Modern French Tannat is characterized by its firm tannin structure, deep color, high alcohol and its ability to age well. The aroma profile is gently tarry and redolent of stewed red berries.