Garage Wine Co - Maule, Maule, Maule
  • Red Wine, White Wine
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Sémillon, Syrah
  • Dry
  • 750ml

Garage Wine Co - Maule, Maule, Maule

Valle del Maule, Chile
Regular price $416.70per case
6 bottles per case
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Only 5 items in stock!

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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.

A case includes 2 bottles of each wine.

2 Garage Wine Co Semillón Isidore Vineyard F3 2020
White | Sémillon
93 points - Robert Parker

Fermented naturally in amphora, the juice remained on the skins for eleven months. This wine is a tribute to the resilience of the Semillon Variety in the Maule - forgotten and neglected for decades. Light blonde in colour this wine smells of lemon, candle wax and bee pollen. In the mouth, lemon juice, candied lemon peel and a touch of bee pollen mixed with white flowers and honey (but without sweetness). Faint chalky texture and great acidity make this a mouthwatering package.

2 bottles x Garage Wine Co Renacido Vineyard Maule Valley Lot 104 2019
Red Cabernet Sauvignon
96 points - Robert Parker

From the banks of the Perquilauquén River in the Caliboro zone in Maule’s dry-farmed secano, this cabernet has the rustic, tannic side of the valley’s reds, but they’re very well tamed by the alluvial soils of the vineyard. This wine pushes the limits in terms of latitude for Cabernet Sauvignon and is a beautiful expression of the varietal and terroir.

2 bottles x Garage Wine Co Vigno Old Vines Maule Valley 2018
Red | Cariñena
99 points - Robert Parker

Vigno stands for Viñadores de Carignan and is an association of producers whose goal is to create an appellation of origin for wines made from old Carignan vines that have been dry-farmed and bush-trained in the Maule Secano area. It has spice- and mineral-accented aromas of red and blue fruit joined by slowly emerging violet and rhubarb notes. Sappy and concentrated but lithe as well, offering energetic black raspberry, spicecake and floral pastille flavours and a bracing, refreshingly bitter suggestion of blood orange that adds bite to the back half. Finishes smooth, sweet and extremely long, with resonating floral and spice notes and supple tannins adding shape and gentle grip.

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.