Garage Wine Co - Truly Truquilemu
  • Red Wine, White Wine
  • Grenache, Mataró, Syrah
  • Dry
  • 750ml

Garage Wine Co - Truly Truquilemu

Valle del Maule, Chile
Regular price $446.70per case
6 bottles per case
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Only 2 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 bottles x Garage Wine Co Syrah Truquilemu Vineyard Maule Valley Lot 108 2019
Red Syrah
94 points - Deschorchados

This Syrah is a wine built upon fragrance and energy with dark red cherries and raspberries, violets and pink peppercorn. A well grained tannic power combined with linear stony minerality and a chalky texture on the finish. Heaps of electricity-- a very granitic wine.

2 bottles x Garage Wine Co Cariñena Field-Blend Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 97 2018
Red | Cariñena, Grenache, Mataró
98 points - Robert Parker

The Truquilemu Vineyard is perhaps the freshest corner of The Maule secano where reds just manage to ripen. The nose is floral, elegant and subtle, a little closed at first, becoming deeper and more nuanced with time in the glass. The palate shows great freshness with a thread of fine acidity going through its backbone. It has character, with notes of earthiness and fresh violets, aromas that only the best Carignan can provide. Just great, with a long life ahead.

2 bottles x Garage Wine Co Cru Truquilemu D.O. Empedrado 2018
Red | Cariñena, Grenache, Mataró
99 points - Robert Parker

Old vines. Still young and austere. The aromatics display a wonderfully crisp, pure delineated red cherry and a blue fruit scented top note with plenty of granitic minerality and graphite in support. The nose is floral, elegant becoming deeper and more nuanced with time in the glass. The palate shows great freshness with a thread of fine acidity going through its backbone. Spice and mineral-accented aromas of red and blue fruit joined by slowly emerging violet and notes of murtilla. Sappy and concentrated yet lithe and sultry, with energetic black raspberry and floral pastille flavours on the mid-palette and a bracing suggestion of blood orange that adds bite to the back half. Long, long life ahead.

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.