Isidore Vineyard
Maule Valley
Semillon 2018
Lot # F1

Amphora & Tank
1300  bottles filled       *Fieldcraft Bottling

Acidity  (g/l) 7,13
pH 3,15
Residual Sugar (g / l) 1,22
Alcohol (% vol) 13.8

Isidore Vineyard is a wine that does not ordinarily get made. These grapes were relegated to bulk wine for decades because they are from a parcel too small that defies the modern model of: necessary scale, practicality of harvest, proximity to transport (paved roads), and valid D.O. paperwork.

 

In a Nutshell

-ancestral farming by hand and horse, with traditional methods of the Secano Interior

-Semillon fruit from the Isidore parcel

-Grower partner Gonzalez family

-San Isidore is on the road between Cauquenes and Sauzal on the Coastal Range of mountains (much older and slower to cool than the Andes) Soils are granitic and sub-soils have cracked granite that allow roots to get deep in to cracks.

-Harvested manually with our GWCo crew painstakingly separating Sauvignon B. in the field

-naturally fermented with native yeasts on skins for 11 months

-fermented and aged in amphora (tinaja) over a single winter

 

This wine was grown by a small farmer in the Maule. It was farmed by hand and horse with traditional methods of dry-farming 70+ year old vines with vines.

 

It was fermented naturally in amphora. Seeds were removed when they floated to the surface and skins remained in the juice for almost a whole year.

 

This wine is a tribute to the resilience of the Semillon Variety in the Maule. It was the first Fieldcraft Wine that we made from a specific parcel so we made it Lot # F1

 

Instagram post 17907606994115196 Proper farming is about more than just the vineyard. Threshing wheat in Puico. Don Colorindo and Don José have  collected and re-sewn seeds on these hills since they began helping their father as teenagers in the 1940’s. Wheat skiing anyone? #gwcofieldworks #industrialislessfun
#industrializationsacrificesflavour 
Hay más que solo viñedo! Trilla de trigo en Puico. Don Colorindo y Don José han recolectado y vuelto a coser semillas en estas colinas desde que comenzaron a ayudar a su padre cuando eran adolescentes en la década de 1940. ¿Esquí de trigo alguien?

#garagewine #drinkchile #chilewine #maule #gwcofieldcraft

Proper farming is about more than just the vineyard. Threshing wheat in Puico. Don Colorindo and Don José have collected and re-sewn seeds on these hills since they began helping their father as teenagers in the 1940’s. Wheat skiing anyone? #gwcofieldworks #industrialislessfun
#industrializationsacrificesflavour
Hay más que solo viñedo! Trilla de trigo en Puico. Don Colorindo y Don José han recolectado y vuelto a coser semillas en estas colinas desde que comenzaron a ayudar a su padre cuando eran adolescentes en la década de 1940. ¿Esquí de trigo alguien?

#garagewine #drinkchile #chilewine #maule #gwcofieldcraft
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70 kg a bag #gwcofieldcraft ...

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Labs #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcofieldcraft ...

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Low hanging fruit #gwcofieldcraft ...

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Grapes relegated to bulk wine for decades because their little parcel was simply too small and too far from a paved road. #gwcofieldcraft ...

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Haciendo el cameon más delgado para que sea menos pega picar. Arao vuelta-vuelta viene con efectos de sonido. Preta botón y suena como tractor con motor... Ploughing closer to the vines to make the cameon as narrow as posible and thus less work to break up with hoes. (Monche has tremendous sense for fashionable footwear or no?) #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcovintage2019 #gwcofieldcraft #gwcoatworkinthefieldslately #showuswhatsbehindyourleaves ...

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We had reinforcements come to help pick for our clients and one group we Haitian immigrants recently arrived in Chile. Dressed for Winter in the heat, and singing bluesy ballads they helped get the fruit in before a big rain— be sure to turn the volume up. Las Higueras Vineyard old-vine dry-farmed Cabernet Franc #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldcraft ...

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Grapes from more than one vineyard, co-fermented together in a single ferment— no alterations. #gwcofieldcraft

País from the Pacha Mama #SingleFermentSeries #SingleFermentPais #BottledPachaMama
Grapes from more than one vineyard, co-fermented together in a single ferment— no alterations. #gwcofieldcraft
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