Lot # 47 Truquilemu Vineyard Carignan Field-blend 2013

Final-carignan-field-blend-TruquilemuLot # 47
Truquilemu Vineyard
D.O. Maule Valley
Carignan Mataró
2013  

Acidez titulable: 6,75 g/l
pH: 3,31
Residual Sugar: 1,99 g/l
Alcohol:  13,9 % vol

Blend:
Carignan – 16 barrels
Mataró  – 1 barrel

6192 bottles made

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 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  since colonial times. The 47th wine we have produced since 2001 it is thus labelled Lot # 47

T a l k i n g  P o i n t s

  • Part of the the Coastal Range of mountains (much older and slower to cool than the Andes) thus sub-soils have cracked granite beneath that allow roots to get deep into cracks)
  • Truquilemu is perhaps the freshest corner of The Maule where reds ripen
  • Singular wine made from a small parcel with ancestral farming by hand and horse
  • 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)

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That time of year when you need a wand to make 7.5 barrels appear miraculously — or spend days accommodating all the final bits as separated as best can be managed. All I am saying today is Give Pais a half dozen extra barrels — the oldest ones you can find... #gwcotruquilemu 
#gwcoharvest2020
#truquilemu
#gwcopais
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleprofundo
#regiondelmaule
#empedrado
#movichile 
#vinopais
#givepaisachance
#pipeño
Running free Old Vine Pale #gwcooldvinepale #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Baskets, buckets & bins -- the BIG pick (2 trucks) #gwcotruquilemu
Canasteros Jose y Raoul #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Traffic approaching delivery #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Old Vine Pale #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcooldvinepale
Old Vine Pale gets the squeeze - #gwcotruquilemu #gwcooldvinepale
Pressing an Old Vine Pale in a red wine vertical press can get messy #gwcooldvinepale #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2016
Pressing Old Vine Pale today - and making a mess. Don't try this at home folks. #gwcooldvinepale #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2016
Back at it after lunch final two little bits - #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Vegas y lomas #gwcotruquilemu #gwcosinglepais
Hand-picked in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Picking in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Sunday pick  in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Birding in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Jorge & Raul & Maquina in Truqui (Jorge can't resist tasting the product) #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Harvest partners Cristian & Ester early morning in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Early morning in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Carignan from the 1940's - #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2017
Still picking #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2017
Don Hugo y Lucho - such posers. #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Stormy weather #gwcotruquilemu
And one of their better side : Cristian & Robbie maestros de muchas cosechas con GWCo ya... El equipo humano se hace la diferencia! #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
"No selection required." -- Cristian and Robinson take leaf duty very seriously. #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Another day in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Feita la fruta hoy - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
And we're back at it with full sunshine - no signal so the dailies will be posted late night... #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Raul, Jorge & Maquina one horsepower harvest - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Loading up the wagons Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Don Hugo Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Don Alvaro in Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
More gamelas required Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Earlier today in Truquilemu (Lot 47 for those in the know) #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Secret weapon arrives in Truquilemu (the horse's name: Maquina ) #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Blanco de manos tintos #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu
Focus on herbs in Truqui - #gwcotruquilemu
Carignan de Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemu
Earlier today in Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Quick steps #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
#gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Fall colours #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Truqui #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
All aboard #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
The final truck of 2016 #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Just waiting for that drop to dry and then to pick ... #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Positioning picking baskets for the final rows of Carignan in Truqui #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
And the last day of harvest in The Maule #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
And more baskets #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
No filter required #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Cristian Cancino Captain of the Quadrilla and the Bestia that saves the work of at least 5-6 men and frees them up to pick. With such long rows the horses and carrucho work well. Interesting to see a horse so comfortable amongst the vines. Years of practice ploughing #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Cutting continues #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Truquilemu picking #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Racimo #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Instead of tomadores (harvesters) and canasteros (carriers) in Truqui we use a horse and Carrucho (lightweight sleigh) #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Carrucho #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Carrucho con caballo #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Juvenal Orellana y Juvenal Orellana -- these unrelated gentlemen operating the carrucho today share the same name (first and last) #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Supervising #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
High five #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Ripe enough for the bees #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
#gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
497 gamelas - not bad for a Sunday. #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu (Leaves will be cleaned but never censored)
Bunch by bunch, basket by basket #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Robinson on bin duty -- we do two picks a harvest greater than 300 baskets and for these we resort to bins. Practicality is part of the equation. #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
Two bunches per thick shoot, one per short or thin shoot. Balanced 70 yr old plants. With the excessive Spring rains there are Pampano / second growths but these are not included #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu
After heaps of work through the year one last early morning to collect the bounty #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcotruquilemu #gwcotrabajosdecampo #gwcofieldcraft
Early morning in Truqui cutting Pais — give Pais a chance #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcotruquilemu #gwcosingleferments
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La Maquina a full en Truqui - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

 

T a s t i n g   N o t e s

“The nose is floral, elegant and subtle, a little closed at first, becoming deeper and more nuanced with time in the glass. The palate shows great freshness with a thread of fine acidity going through its backbone. It has character, notes of the earth and also those violets only the best Cariñena can provide. Plain great, with a long life ahead.
— Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 222

“This is superb carignan-based red with earth, smoked meat and old vine aromas and flavors. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Soulful.”
— James Suckling

C r i t i c s    N o t e s

Wine Advocate – Robert Parker , #222  Dec 2015
There were 19 barrels of the 2013 Truquilemu Vineyard Lot #47, which is from the Empedrado zone in the Maule Valley. This is closer to the coast full of granitic soils with some layered parts, kind of schists, which allow the roots to go deep. The nose is floral, elegant and subtle, a little closed at first, becoming deeper and more nuanced with time in the glass. The palate shows great, citric freshness with a thread of fine acidity going through its backbone. This is mostly Cariñena mixed in the field with other varieties picked and fermented together, but the Cariñena represents more than 85% of the blend in the wine. It has character, notes of the earth and also those violets only the best Cariñena can provide. Plain great, with a long life ahead. I had the chance to visit the vineyard later on and it’s one of those places that when you see them, you understand IT HAS to produce great wine. And in a fresh vintage like 2013, it certainly does. Some 6,800 bottles were produced.  94 pts Drink 2015 – 2023

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.

Descorchados 2016 Patricio Tapia

LOT # 47 TRUQUILEMU VINEYARD
Carignan 2013
Cien por cien carignan, este es un vino vivo, lleno de frutas rojas, tenso, salvaje en textura. Necesita el asado, ojalá vivo. 93 pts Patricio Tapia

Descorchados nota sobre GWCo. Y Truquilemu

La primera cosecha sumó apenas dos barricas y la bebieron entre los amigos, algunos de ellos incluso compraron parte de esa producción. Hoy hacen unas 45 mil botellas de once vinos distintos, cada uno de parcelas definidas. De hecho, Mossman define Garage Wine Co. como una gestión que, desde su génesis, tuvo su foco en parcelas más que en cepas. “La gracia siempre fue separar las cosas y comparar. De ahí vienen los Lot” –dice Mossman. La filosofía de vinificación es simple. Más que vinos naturales, Mossman define a los suyos como “originarios”, inspirados en la sabiduría campesina, pero con aportes de conocimientos modernos de enología. El origen de sus parcelas o “Lot” comienza en Alto Maipo, pero después extendieron su interés a otras zonas, especialmente en el Maule, que es de donde viene gran parte de su catálogo.

Precisamente en viñedos del secano del Maule se origina Lot # 47 Truquilemu Vineyard 2013. Se trata de un carignan de viejas parras en una zona muy cercana a la costa, sobre suelos graníticos. Esta es la tercera versión de este vino, con una producción de 6.129 botellas, es la más grande que Garage hace para su catálogo. Este Lot se siente vivo, rico en frutas rojas y notas florales, recio en textura, ideal para embutidos del Maule. Otro de sus carignan es Vigno (parte del grupo Vignadores de Carignan) que viene de Empedra- do, una de las zonas más frescas del secano costero del Maule. También se trata de parras muy viejas, sin irrigación artificial. Este vino, como todos los tintos de Garage en la línea Lot y en Vigno, se cría por “dos inviernos” en barricas, las más nuevas de tres años de uso. Se trata de carignanes de viejas parras en una zona muy cercana a la costa, sobre suelos graníticos. Este vino, como todos los tintos de Garage en la línea Lot y en Vigno, se cría por “dos inviernos” en barricas, las más nuevas de tres años de uso. “Cuando vas a comprar vinos por la zona, los viejos te dicen que el vino que lleva dos inviernos de crianza es el mejor” –dice Mossman. El resultado es el tinto clásico que se necesita para refrescar una tarde de asado con los amigos. Su acidez es intensa, pero también su lado terroso y su textura punzante.

James Suckling .com 2015

GARAGE WINE Co. LOT #47 –  TRUQUILEMU VINEYARD CARIGNAN

This is superb carignan-based red with earth, smoked meat and old vine aromas and flavors. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Soulful. Drink now.  94 pts James Suckling

Previous Vintages — same single vineyard parcel

Wine Advocate – Robert Parker , #222  Dec 2015

The 2012 Lot #39 Carignan Garnacha Mataró Field Blend is from the Truquilemu Vineyard in Empedrado, in the Maule Valley, a zone closer to the coast. This is the older sibling of Lot #47 from 2013, and feels riper, headier, with notes of plums among those decayed violets, earth and tree bark, rustically elegant. The palate is medium-bodied with the signature high acidity of the Cariñena; all these wines have unbelievably low pH, but here the soils and proximity to the sea makes them higher in freshness and acidity. 3,500 bottles produced.  92 pts Drink now-2019

Wine Advocate note about Garage Wine Co.
The Garage Wine Co. literally began in Derek Mossman’s garage with just eight barrels and is his project together with his wife Pilar Miranda and a friend, Doctor Alvaro Pena. Mossman, a native Canadian, is one of the founding members of MOVI, the association of independent winegrowers. They source Cabernet from Maipo and Carignan from Maule. One of the most impressive new names in Chile. I tasted their wines on different occasions, which meant I did not manage to get a good overview of all of them together, so my notes might seem a bit erratic, but such were the circumstances. I should make sure to sit down and taste and discuss the whole line-up with Mossman next time ‘round, as I found the wines intellectually enriching and want to understand them better.

Older Vintages of GWCo Carignans from Maule

GWCo Lot # 27 Carignan – 2010  – Same Sauzal Vineyard 
The 2010 Carignan (91%) – Grenache (9%) sports an intriguing nose of exotic spices, black plum, black cherry, underbrush, and earthy minerals. This is followed by a plush, succulent, pleasure-bent wine that is more structured than its peers. Give it 5-6 years to reveal its full potential and drink it from 2016 to 2025 92 pts Parker

The 2008 Lot #17 Old Vine Carignan – Same Sauzal Vineyard
Field Blend includes unknown amounts of Cabernet Franc and Malbec sourced from a 65-year-old parcel and aged in neutral oak. Purple in color with a captivating nose of exotic spices, incense, wild berries, and floral notes, in the glass it opens to reveal a complex, rich, layered wine packed into a medium- bodied frame. Give it 5-6 years to reveal its full potential and drink it from 2016 to 2023. 92 pts Parker

GWCo Lot # 17 Carignan Old-bush vines vintage – 2008

This Carignan-based blend is savoury and slightly funky with complex notes of clove spice, red fruits and balsamic vinegar. Yet another great wine from Maule. Tim Atkin UK  – 91 points

GWCo Lot # 17 Carignan Old-bush vines vintage – 2008

Bright ruby. Intense, spice-accented aromas of cherry, redcurrant and violet, with smoke and mineral topnotes. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering energetic red fruit flavors that take on weight with air. Finishes smoky, spicy and very long, with slow-building tannins and resonating florality. 91 Josh Raynolds – Steve Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

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Pictures of the Truquilemu Vineyard:

That time of year when you need a wand to make 7.5 barrels appear miraculously — or spend days accommodating all the final bits as separated as best can be managed. All I am saying today is Give Pais a half dozen extra barrels — the oldest ones you can find... #gwcotruquilemu 
#gwcoharvest2020
#truquilemu
#gwcopais
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleprofundo
#regiondelmaule
#empedrado
#movichile 
#vinopais
#givepaisachance
#pipeño

That time of year when you need a wand to make 7.5 barrels appear miraculously — or spend days accommodating all the final bits as separated as best can be managed. All I am saying today is Give Pais a half dozen extra barrels — the oldest ones you can find... #gwcotruquilemu
#gwcoharvest2020
#truquilemu
#gwcopais
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleprofundo
#regiondelmaule
#empedrado
#movichile
#vinopais
#givepaisachance
#pipeño
...

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Running free Old Vine Pale #gwcooldvinepale #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu

Running free Old Vine Pale #gwcooldvinepale #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Baskets, buckets & bins -- the BIG pick (2 trucks) #gwcotruquilemu

Baskets, buckets & bins -- the BIG pick (2 trucks) #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Canasteros Jose y Raoul #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu

Canasteros Jose y Raoul #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Traffic approaching delivery #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Traffic approaching delivery #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Old Vine Pale #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcooldvinepale

Old Vine Pale #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcooldvinepale ...

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Old Vine Pale gets the squeeze - #gwcotruquilemu #gwcooldvinepale

Old Vine Pale gets the squeeze - #gwcotruquilemu #gwcooldvinepale ...

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Pressing an Old Vine Pale in a red wine vertical press can get messy #gwcooldvinepale #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2016

Pressing an Old Vine Pale in a red wine vertical press can get messy #gwcooldvinepale #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2016 ...

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Pressing Old Vine Pale today - and making a mess. Don't try this at home folks. #gwcooldvinepale #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2016

Pressing Old Vine Pale today - and making a mess. Don't try this at home folks. #gwcooldvinepale #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2016 ...

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Back at it after lunch final two little bits - #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Back at it after lunch final two little bits - #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Vegas y lomas #gwcotruquilemu #gwcosinglepais

Vegas y lomas #gwcotruquilemu #gwcosinglepais ...

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Hand-picked in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Hand-picked in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Picking in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Picking in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Sunday pick  in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Sunday pick in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Birding in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Birding in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Jorge & Raul & Maquina in Truqui (Jorge can't resist tasting the product) #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Jorge & Raul & Maquina in Truqui (Jorge can't resist tasting the product) #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Harvest partners Cristian & Ester early morning in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Harvest partners Cristian & Ester early morning in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Early morning in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Early morning in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Carignan from the 1940's - #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2017

Carignan from the 1940's - #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 ...

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Still picking #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2017

Still picking #gwcotruquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 ...

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Don Hugo y Lucho - such posers. #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Don Hugo y Lucho - such posers. #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Stormy weather #gwcotruquilemu

Stormy weather #gwcotruquilemu ...

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And one of their better side : Cristian & Robbie maestros de muchas cosechas con GWCo ya... El equipo humano se hace la diferencia! #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu

And one of their better side : Cristian & Robbie maestros de muchas cosechas con GWCo ya... El equipo humano se hace la diferencia! #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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"No selection required." -- Cristian and Robinson take leaf duty very seriously. #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

"No selection required." -- Cristian and Robinson take leaf duty very seriously. #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Another day in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Another day in Truqui #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Feita la fruta hoy - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Feita la fruta hoy - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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And we're back at it with full sunshine - no signal so the dailies will be posted late night... #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu

And we're back at it with full sunshine - no signal so the dailies will be posted late night... #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Raul, Jorge & Maquina one horsepower harvest - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Raul, Jorge & Maquina one horsepower harvest - Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Loading up the wagons Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Loading up the wagons Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Don Hugo Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Don Hugo Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Don Alvaro in Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Don Alvaro in Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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More gamelas required Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

More gamelas required Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Earlier today in Truquilemu (Lot 47 for those in the know) #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu

Earlier today in Truquilemu (Lot 47 for those in the know) #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Secret weapon arrives in Truquilemu (the horse's name: Maquina ) #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Secret weapon arrives in Truquilemu (the horse's name: Maquina ) #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Blanco de manos tintos #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu

Blanco de manos tintos #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Focus on herbs in Truqui - #gwcotruquilemu

Focus on herbs in Truqui - #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Carignan de Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemu

Carignan de Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Earlier today in Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu

Earlier today in Truquilemu #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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Quick steps #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu

Quick steps #gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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#gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu

#gwcoharvest2016 #gwcotruquilemu ...

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