Lot # 49
Caliboro / Maule Valley Garnacha & Syrah
Acidez titulable: 6,07 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1,3 g/l
Alcohol: 14,5 % vol
Garnacha – 7 barrels
Syrah – 1 barrel
2699 bottles made
This wine was grown by ploughmen farmers in the heart of the old Maule in Caliboro. It was farmed by hand and horse with traditional methods of dry-farming old vines with vines of Syrah in the blend.
It was fermented naturally in small tanks with open-tops. Caps were punched down by hand and pressing was strictly manual. The wine was aged in barrels over two winters— barrels of three or more uses.
This wine is a tribute to the resilience of the ploughmen farmers of the Maule who have been stewards of the vines of Caliboro since colonial times. The 49th wine we have produced since 2001 it is thus labelled Lot # 49
T a l k i n g P o i n t s
- single parcel in Caliboro next the Perquelauquén River called “Bagual”
- ancestral farming by hand and horse, with traditional methods of the Secano
- naturally fermented with native yeasts in open top fermenters using punch-down
- Barrel-aged two winters in French Barrels (various cooperages 2 + uses– no new wood)
- Vineyard part of GWCo’s Ploughmen Farmers Social Entrepreneurship Programme developed after the EarthQuake of 2010 and the winning of the Geoffrey Roberts Bursary.
T a s t i n g N o t e s
“Spicy, floral and subtle, it has a dark ruby color, darker than most Garnachas, a little earthy and organic. The palate is sinewy, with nice acidity and the fine tannins of the Garnacha, perfectly integrated oak and a very tasty finish. — Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 222
“Full body with lots of earth and mushroom on the nose and palate. Round juicy character. Bright acidity. Chewy tannins. A blend of mainly garnacha and some Syrah. Drink or hold. ”
— James Suckling 2015
C r i t i c s N o t e s
Wine Advocate – Robert Parker , #222 Dec 2015
The 2013 Lot #49 Bagual Vineyard Garnacha Field Blend is composed of 7 barrels of Garnacha and one of Syrah. The grapes are harvested from the Bagual Vineyard in Caliboro, in the Maule, where they regrafted some old plants to Garnacha’ in 2013 they bottled a varietal Garnacha for the first time. Spicy, floral and subtle, it has a dark ruby color, darker than most Garnachas, a little earthy and organic. The palate is sinewy, with nice acidity and the fine tannins of the Garnacha, perfectly integrated oak and a very tasty finish. Some 3,800 bottles produced. 91 pts Drink 2015 – 2021
Wine Advocate note about Garage Wine Co.
I sat down to taste through an exciting collection of wines with Derek Mossman. Garage Wine Co produces wines from Maipo and Maule, and their trademark is wines with great freshness and acidity from some seven vineyards they work. 42,000 bottles per year of highly personal and full of character wines. I later met with Mossman again to walk some of the vineyards for where he sources grapes for some of his Maule cuvées and the work he’s doing there to support the local ‘huasos’ and their vineyards is remarkable. The common thing that I’ve seen between Mossman, Cancino, Luyt, Parra and the other guys working in the south is respect — for the people, the traditions and the places. These are wines of respect. An exciting project to keep in mind.
- Barrels 8 Barrels
- Released: June 18, 2015
- Tags 2013, Grenache / Mourvedre