Pale garnet red in colour. The bouquet delivers attractively fragrant aromas of sweet and sour cherry and strawberry. It’s just as expressive on the palate, with the broad entrance quickly channelled by a vibrant acidity that anchors the flavours such as vivid notes of pomegranate, cranberries, wild strawberries and citrus with herbs. Delicious and serious.
Garage Wine Company Old Vine Pale Lot 93
for the equivalent of £16.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Garage Wine Co.
Grape Variety: Carignan
Style: Vibrant and Fruity
Appellation: Maule Valley
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
As the name suggests, the company was established in Derek and Pilars' garage twenty years ago. When the one vineyard that had been supplying them with grapes decided to stop – preferring to sell their fruit to better-known producers – the Garage Wine Company looked further south to the Maule and Itata Valleys in the dry-farmed Secano Interior region. There, the winery started working with small-scale, unknown growers whose ancestors had been dry farming the land since Colonial Times. To this day, these farmers continue to use the wisdom handed down through the generations, resulting in better quality fruit and, ultimately, more characterful wines.