Garage Wine Co. Sauzal Vineyard Lot 105 2019
  • Carignan, Grenache, Mataró
  • Dry
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 12.7% alc./vol

Garage Wine Co. Sauzal Vineyard Lot 105 2019

Valle del Maule, Chile
Regular price $63.00per bottle ($378.00per case)
6 bottles per case
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Brooding & Concentrated

This product is available in select LCBO retail stores as part of the Cellar Collection. Please feel free to contact us at info@npwines.com if you need any assistance locating stock. If you would like to make use of NPW's services sourcing a case(s) for delivery, please note that shipping will take approximately 2-3 weeks from the time the wine is ordered.

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.

The 2019 CGM Sauzal Vineyard - Lot 105 is a blend of 45% Garnacha, 45% Cariñena and 10% Monastrell from Empedrado, Maule, that spent a couple of winters in used barrels.

Pair with roasted Venison with balsamic pan glaze. 

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.

Press Reviews

Vinous

96 Points

The 2019 CGM Sauzal Vineyard - Lot 105 is a blend of 45% Garnacha, 45% Cariñena and 10% Monastrell from Empedrado, Maule, that spent a couple of winters in used barrels. Purple in the glass, it has a delightfully precise nose of sour cherry, dried flowers, rose, a hint of liqueur and layers of pomegranate and watermelon. In the mouth, it begins dry but vibrant. Then the energy builds, thanks to the sharp yet elegantly integrated freshness, which tunes up the refined texture of the tannins in such a way that the wine grows more profound, grippy and long-lasting overall. Just a whiff will have you reaching eagerly for the glass. Drinking window: 2022-2034.