Intense garnet red in colour. The bouquet shows hints of flowers, black peppercorn and smoked meat but with the strong imprint from the place, the cracked granite soils. There are tons of violets here, and has incredible freshness. A vibrant palate with smacking acidity and grainy tannins. Long, dry and mineral on the finish.
Garage Wine Company Syrah Truquilemu Empedrado
for the equivalent of £25.45 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Garage Wine Co.
Grape Variety: Syrah
Style: Savoury and Spicy
Appellation: Maule Valley
Alcohol: 13% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
1 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.