Intense cherry red in colour. The bouquet shows aromatics, pure delineated red cherry and a blue fruit scented top note with plenty of granitic minerality and graphite, floral yet elegant. The palate shows great freshness with a thread of fine acidity going through its backbone. Spice and mineral-accented aromas of red and blue fruit joined by slowly emerging violet and notes of Murtilla. The finish is sappy and concentrated yet lithe and sultry, with energetic black raspberry and floral pastille flavours with a bracing suggestion of blood orange.
Garage Wine Company Truquilemu Carinena Field Blend
for the equivalent of £50.55 a bottle
CASE OF 3 BOTTLES
Grower: Garage Wine Co.
Grape Variety: Carignan / Syrah
Style: Savoury and Fruity
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.