Garage Wine Co. Cru Truquilemu Dry Farmed Old Vines Field Blend Carignan 2019 750 ml bottle VINTAGES

Garage Wine Co. Cru Truquilemu Dry Farmed Old Vines Field Blend Carignan 2019 750 ml bottle VINTAGES

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Garage Wine Co.
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The 2019 Cru Truquilemu has even lower alcohol (12.5%) but a little less acidity and higher pH than the 2018. This Cariñena field blend comes from a section of the old Truquilemu vineyard that they have been vinifying for 20 years now and is cultivated with a combination of original methods of cultivating the old vines - i.e., farmed by hand and horse, accompanied by the lens, analysis and scientific ideas of Professor Alvaro Peña [Garage partner] and their in-house PhD in viticulture. This is the fruit of precise focus on small pieces of the vineyard, fermented separately in open-top 1,500- and 2,500-kilo lagar fermenters, using punch-downs and more full clusters and stems than in the regular Truquilemu. They use first-class barrels that are third-use or older and age the wines slowly over two winters, but the wines never have any notes from the wood - the barrels act as neutral containers that allow the wines to breath and develop. The 2018 feels a little more complete than this, which is still amazing. Drink date: 2021-2032. Score - 98. (Luis Gutiérrez, robertparker.com, Aug. 31, 2021)

  • Release Date
    March 2, 2023
  • Alcohol/Vol
    12.8%
  • Made In
    Maule Valley, Chile
  • Sugar Content
  • Varietal
    Carignan Blend