2013 - 92 Points, James Suckling 2013 - 93 Points, Vinous 2013 - 91 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
After about six years of making wine for an informal market of family and friends, Garage Wine Co. was featured in Chile’s El Mercurio newspaper in an article dedicated to the growing grass roots movement of small production wine making. The firm was referred to as “that Garage Wine Company” and it was too late to change the name, and time to forge an enterprise!
Garage Wine Co. makes about a dozen different single vineyard wines per year that include mountain grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from Maipo and a bevy of traditionally farmed Carignan based blends from Maule and Itata.
Grapes are trucked to harvest in a trailer behind Derek Mossman's trusty pickup 2,000 kilos at a time and these are "naked" Chilean wines to the core - Fermented with native yeasts, punched down manually, and raised in neutral barrels
ABOUT THE WINE
Sourced from some of the deepest, most personality packed vines you'll find anywhere - the Garnacha vines are grafted onto 150 year old Pais rootstock!
This is the most perfumed, aromatic, and elegant Garnacha bottling the winery produces.
Varietal: Garnacha (85%), Syrah (15%) Origin: Chile | Appellation: Maule Elaboration: Fermented naturally, caps were punched down by hand and pressing was strictly manual. The wine was barreled in neutral oak over one winters and then bottled in recycled glass.Unfined and unfiltered.