Tannat is a dark-skinned red grape variety originating from Madiran appellation in the South West region of France. It is strongly characterised by its firm tannin structure, deep colour, high alcohol with nuances of spices, coffee, cocoa, vanilla and its capability to age well. The Tannat grape is also used in the neighbouring regions of Irouleguy, Tursan and Bearn in blends. The only country which has large plantings of Tannat is Uruguay, known as Harriague, where it has achieved big popularity and success. Argentina is as well place where the Tannat is thriving used in blends with Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Other countries where it can be found are Argentina, Australia, the United States in California, Oregon and Virginia, Brazil and as well southern Italy.