Garage Wine Co Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard 2021
  • Carignan, Mataró
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13.2% alc./vol

Garage Wine Co Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard 2021

Valle del Maule, Chile
Regular price $30.95per bottle ($371.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Juicy & Fruity

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Garage Wine Co was literally started in a garage in 2001, by Etobicoke expat Derek Mossman and his wife Pilar Miranda. Since then, the dynamic duo have chosen to revive old vineyards in marginalized Chilean communities. They work mostly in the regions of Maule and Itata where they make highly coveted wines.

This light red/unusual rosé is a blend field of mostly Carginan and a bit of Mataro from the more vigorous rows in the Truquilemu vineyard. It has a savoury nose with some medicinal and balsamic undertones, wild berries, plants and flowers. The palate is explosive with focused and sharp flavours, clean, long and with an almost salty finish that makes you salivate.

This one is a great food wine! Pair it with seafood such as sea urchins or rich fish like salmon; or give it a try with some foie gras or even spicy Thai food.

About the Winery

Garage Wine Co.

Garage Wine was literally started in a garage in 2001, by Etobicoke expat Derek Mossman and his wife Pilar Miranda. Since then, the dynamic duo handcraft wines from a series of individual vineyards located in the Maule and Itata Valleys, in the south of Santiago, Chile.

Garage Wine Co makes wines from a series of individual parcels, small lots / bottlings of 8-22 barrels that include a series of dry-farmed field-blends of Carignan, Garnacha, Monastrell, País, Cinsault and Cab Franc grown on pre-phylloxera rootstock with small farmers in the Maule and Itata. Each wine is from a 1-2 hectare parcel in a different place.

Over the years working in the community they have raised a veritable posse of vineyard hands whose skills are working the vineyards the old way / the traditional way– originario. The vineyards are on the old coastal range of mountains closer to the Pacific and have granitic soils with cracks for roots to get deep down into.

When GWCo. speaks of the provenance of these wines they mean more than just the geological terroir. Derek and Pilar think the farming practices that have evolved over generations have as much to do with the wines’ personalities as the soils. All the wines are made by hand with native yeasts in small tanks, punched down manually and pressed out in a small basket press. GWCo is still very much a DIY operation and we still tow much of the crop back to the winery in trailers behind trusty pickup trucks 2,000 kilos at a time.