Darker [and more serious] than many País out there with proper complexity and depth, ripe flavours and round tannins without 'rusticity.' Distinctive bouquet, with earthy aromas and spice. Margarita-like citrus palate with mineral nuances and a vibrant but concise finish. This is the character of the grape on granite soils made in small lots with focus.
Garage Wine Company Revival Old Vine Pais
for the equivalent of £14.95 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Garage Wine Co.
Grape Variety: Pais
Style: Savoury and Earthy
Appellation: Maule Valley
Alcohol: 13% 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.