Marichal winery has a story of two parts. It started as a family winery in 1916 selling grapes and making table wines. The second part of the story comes as fourth generation winemaker Juan Andres Marichal came home after studying in Mendoza, and decided to move the family winery into fine wine production in 2002.
The winery, located in the traditional winemaking region of Canelones, now has a wide portfolio with traditional and non-traditional wines. Tannat is of course their flagship but Marichal also has a strong leaning towards Pinot Noir.
There are a handful of Pinots in the porfolio: starting with a Blanc de Noir wine made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay which results in an attractive, complex rose; there is a 100% varietal Pinot Noir in the portfolio; and perhaps most emblematic of Marichal is their Tannat-Pinot Noir blend which makes a juicy wine with plenty of bite.