Bagual Vineyard
Caliboro – Maule Valley
Garnacha Field-blend
2o13 – Lot 49

“Brilliant ruby-red. Potent, mineral-accented raspberry, cherry liqueur and potpourri aromas are complemented by a suave Asian spice note that builds in the glass. Seamless, penetrating and appealingly sweet, offering palate-staining red and blue fruit liqueur and floral pastille flavors and an exotic flourish of five-spice powder. Finishes sappy, smooth and extremely long, displaying harmonious tannins and a lingering suggestion of candied lavender” – JR

Blend:
Garnacha – 7 barrels
Syrah – 1 barrel

2699 bottles made

Acidez titulable: 6,07 g/l
pH: 3,27
Residual Sugar: 1,3 g/l
Alcohol:  14,5 % vol

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

In a Nutshell:

  • 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

Vinous – Antonio Galloni, Feb 2017
Bagual Vineyard Maule Valley Garnacha Field-blend 2013  – Lot # 49 – 93 Pts
(Aged in neutral French oak barrels for two years; pH 3.27) Brilliant ruby-red. Potent, mineral-accented raspberry, cherry liqueur and potpourri aromas are complemented by a suave Asian spice note that builds in the glass. Seamless, penetrating and appealingly sweet, offering palate-staining red and blue fruit liqueur and floral pastille flavors and an exotic flourish of five-spice powder. Finishes sappy, smooth and extremely long, displaying harmonious tannins and a lingering suggestion of candied lavender Drink 2018 – 2023 Josh Raynolds

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, 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.

 

Pictures of this vineyard taken over the past few years:

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Canastero at work early morning #gwcobagualvineyard #cariñena #gwcoharvest2018 ...

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Some righteous picking in Bagual #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 ...

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Half-full or half-empty? Picking in #gwcobagualvineyard Cariñena #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldworks #chileanwine #cariñena ...

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Cutting Cariñena #gwcobagualvineyard ...

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Don Hugo whistles while he works #gwcoharvest2019 #gwcobagualvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17925104683066207 A halo over the trailer would be a rather good omen for #gwcobagualvineyard 2018 yes? (Without a budget for extras We simply asked the sky to help out) Un aura sobre el carro será buen indicador para #gwcobagualvineyard  2018 o no? (Sin platita para contratar extras pedimos una maniato del cielo) #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofam

A halo over the trailer would be a rather good omen for #gwcobagualvineyard 2018 yes? (Without a budget for extras We simply asked the sky to help out) Un aura sobre el carro será buen indicador para #gwcobagualvineyard 2018 o no? (Sin platita para contratar extras pedimos una maniato del cielo) #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofam ...

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Another early day begins in Bagual #gwcobagualvineyard ...

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Harvest 2o17 is underway #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcoharvest2017 ...

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Beginning in Bagual with last bit of Garnacha #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcobagualvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17873086732002015 The first gamela on the trailer. (only about 35oo to go!) #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcoharvest2017

The first gamela on the trailer. (only about 35oo to go!) #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcoharvest2017 ...

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Instagram post 17864433292079041 Secano Accounting -- 7 large gamelas and 3 small one and counting #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcoharvest2016

Secano Accounting -- 7 large gamelas and 3 small one and counting #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcoharvest2016 ...

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Instagram post 17873536321014626 Applying NASA technology to keep the fruit cool in the Secano Maulino. #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcolately

Applying NASA technology to keep the fruit cool in the Secano Maulino. #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcolately ...

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Starting to make a dent here in Robert's Vineyard in Bagual #gwcoharvest2017 #gwcobagualvineyard ...

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Instagram post 17862822910128123 It's a six backpack pick today, but sadly Bagual seccion Isla is not going to be giving up much more than about 27oo kgs so 12 hands plus a Canadian riding trailer should be enough.#gwcoharvest2017 #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcobagualgarnacha

It's a six backpack pick today, but sadly Bagual seccion Isla is not going to be giving up much more than about 27oo kgs so 12 hands plus a Canadian riding trailer should be enough.#gwcoharvest2017 #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcobagualgarnacha ...

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We beat the Cornices to the Mataró this year - #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcoharvest2017 ...

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Instagram post 17930985802042802 Trundling back to the bodega with the second load in Bagual — #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcobagualgarnacha #gwcofam @matt.wilson_gc he’s in the shot! @movichile @movilatienda

Trundling back to the bodega with the second load in Bagual — #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcobagualgarnacha #gwcofam @matt.wilson_gc he’s in the shot! @movichile @movilatienda ...

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Opening a field of Garnacha #gwcobagualvineyard ...

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Garnacha is just days away— it’s time to get this party started #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcogarnacha Let’s get it started uh hu... Let’s get it... ...

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And #gwcoharvest2018 is underway! #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcofam ...

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Ester y Don Julio #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcobagualvineyard ...

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