Old Vine Pale
Carignan-Mataró
2o18 – Lot 83

Chilled red or rosé?
“the first glass of a long lunch”

Alcohol: 13.2
pH  3,08
Acidez:  6,43
Azúcar residual: 1,4

3158 bottles filled in January 2019

11 barrels Carignan & 1 barrel Mataró

The Vineyard:

– 75+ years old
– 7 rows at one end of the Truquilemu vineyard with access to more water and thus more vigorous vines
– granitic soils / sub-soils have cracked granite that allow roots to drink deep down
– 1,5 – 2 kg per plant /about 1500 plants
– on the Coastal Range of mountains (not the Andes) much older and more importantly much slower to cool than the Andes ie crystals granite quartz …

In a nutshell : 

  • “the first glass of a long Chilean lunch”
  • Truquilemu is perhaps the freshest corner of The Maule secano where reds just manage to ripen. This light red is cut earlier than the regular Truquilemu V. red
  • We manage this vineyard ourselves (no grower partner)
  • Ancestral farming cultivating vineyard by hand and horse

the Vintage:. 2018 is somewhat austere in the spirit of the original / first 2012 vintage and we like this very much.

D.O. : Truquilemu / Empedrado / Maule Valley    (Secano Interior)

Variety: Carignan with a smidgen of Mataró.

The Rows:
After 2-3 years trying to prune and treat these rows of bushes to make red wine we realised that the fruit in this section was another animal – so we made another kind of wine. (see story)

Elaboration:

  • Ancestral farming by hand and horse
  • Naturally fermented with native yeasts
  • Fermented without skins in two parts: part of the blend pressed out like a white and part made as a red without skins.
  • Yeasts native (we add Truquilemu wine from previous vintage to a pie de cuba)

Elevage:

  • Aged in barrels over one winter— barrels fourth use or more.

How many lots of this wine are there?

Just one each year.

Previous Truquilemu Vineyard bottlings:

    • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 73 – 2017
    • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 63 – 2016
    • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 53 – 2015
    • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 41 – 2014
    • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 38 – 2013
    • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 33 – 2012

The 83rd wine we have bottled produced since 2001 and thus it is silkscreened Lot # 83

 

T a s t i n g   N o t e s

House tasting note:

A cheeky chilled red with a very tasty palate: vivid notes of pomegranate, cranberries, wild strawberries and citrus with herbs– that literally makes you hunger for food. Oily on the palate with crunchy berries and linear acidity to match mid-weight phenolics. Delicious and serious. A light red for chilling not a rosé—full stop.

Note : this wine by the glass will make the most macho of men break down and sing the praises of pink. Put it by the glass and/or offer a taste and soon you will have everyone pointing at the bottle to ask: What else do you have by these people?

Flexible food match / try with sea urchins / foie gras / rich fish like salmon sushi / Thai food with heat . . .

Ageability

This wine is not for the terrace of summer. We initially released it in the Fall just when the lousy rosés get put away.

The 2019 vintage is crisp and austere made to be imbibed during its first few years. We do have bottles of the early vintages and perhaps due to the wines tremendous acidity (3,o pH) it not keeps it freshness, but it develops complexity and pleasantly surprises.

Perspective: we opened 2012 last year and it was a delight still fresh yet with a complexity that was sublime. (words of Luis Gutierrez not mine)

Best drinking

2020-2023

 

C r i t i c s´   N o t e s

James Suckling . com
Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado Carignan & Mataró  2018  – Lot # 83 – 93 Pts
Vivid notes of pomegranate, cranberries, wild strawberries and citrus with herbs. Very oily on the palate with crunchy berries and linear acidity to match weighty phenolics. More like a light red than a rosé. Drink now.

Descorchados 2019 Patricio Tapia
Old Vine Pale Rosé 2017 Best Rosé (red for chilling!) from Chile (2nd yr running)93 pts Patricio Tapia

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 247 Luis Gutierez
Old Vine Pale, Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado, Carignan & Mataró  2018  – Lot # 83 – 92+ Pts I went crazy for the 2018 Old Vine Pale, an unusual rosé (or light red) that is a blend of mostly Carignan and a bit of Mataró (Monastrell) from the more vigorous rows in the Truquilemu vineyard. It has a savory nose with some medicinal and balsamic undertones, wild berries, plants and flowers. The palate is explosive with focused and sharp flavors, clean, long and with an almost salty finish that made me salivate. No wonder, as it has 12.6% alcohol and a pH of 3.05, lower than most whites! This is a really gastronomical light wine. There were 11 barrels of Carignan and one of Mataró that aged over one winter in the cellar. It is delicious and serious. I’d love to see this in another five years, because I’m sure it’s going to age beautifully. 3,158 bottles were filled in October 2018. This was the 83rd wine they have bottled since 2001 and it is marked Lot # 83.

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Previous Vintages Critics´ Notes

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 239
Old Vine Pale, Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado, Carignan & Mataró  2017  – Lot # 73 – 91 Pts
The 2017 Old Vine Pale is a bit of a geeky rosé/chilled red, perhaps a little more austere than in the previous year, from the same origin. It has a very tasty palate that literally makes you hungry for food. This has to be the best version of this unusual wine to date, which is especially remarkable given the conditions of the 2017 vintage. It has moderate alcohol and high acidity, which got me salivating… This was produced from 11 barrels of Carignan and one of Mataró. 3,518 bottles were filled in October 2017. Drink 2018 – 2023 Luis Gutierrez

Descorchados 2018 Patricio Tapia
Old Vine Pale 2016 Best Rosé from Chile
Dominado por una acidez deliciosa, este tinto se mueve con nervio por la boca, como su tuviera su propia luz. Delicioso. 93 pts Patricio Tapia

Vinous – Antonio Galloni, Feb 2017
Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado Maule Valley Carignan & Mataró Field-blend 2016  – Lot # 63 – 91 Pts
(aged in neutral French oak barrels for three months; pH 3.2) Deep lurid pink. Fresh raspberry, blood orange and candied rose on the expressive nose. Pliant and seamless in texture, offering intense red fruit and floral pastille flavors that are lifted and braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Puts on weight with air while maintaining urgency, and finishes sappy and very long, showing excellent focus and lingering raspberry character. I’d consider this suave, insanely easy-to-drink wine as more “light red” than “rosé.”  Drink 2018 – 2023 Josh Raynolds

James Suckling . com
Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado Carignan & Mataró  2015  – Lot # 53 – 91 Pts
Is this the best rosé in Chile? Full body, with lots of cherry, watermelon and lemon character. Bright acidity. Some phenolics. So delicious – and serious. A blend of carignan, garnacha and monastrell.

Pictures of this vineyard taken over the past few years:

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Los invitamos el próximo martes 13 de octubre a las 11.00 am a la charla magistral VIGNO: una mirada profunda al Carignan chileno. Dictada por Pilar Miranda, Ingeniera Agrónoma Enóloga  (Universidad de Chile), Viñatera Independiente, Co-fundadora Co-propietaria de Garage Wine Company, Socia fundadora de MOVI y VIGNO, con amplia expriencia en vinos patrimoniales y vinos campesinos.

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Un tremendo saludo al equipo Garage Poda UTI quienes han trabajado para revivir una sección de Pais olvidado en Truqui en estas semanas. De arbustos salvajes se han encontrado la vid viva y cultivado intensivamente como este mugrón para que revive- Ester, Don Hugo, Señora Luz, y Jose son mis héroes esta semana. Todos pensaron que el canadiense rayo sus cables pero si se puede. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard A special salute this evening to our Intensive Care Pruning Team who have worked the impossible and begun to revive a section of vines forgotten neglected and burned and now ... The rest of the troop (no names Cristián) thought I was nuts but the proof is in the pudding. A special to @handpickedsweden for their support of Fieldcraft this year. We have only just begun . . . #gwcofieldcraft #gwcofieldworks #gwcofieldcraftbottlings

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Tomo II Don José breaking up the column of wisdom in Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #dryfarming

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Last shot of the mare we missed harvesting in Truqui this year [Maquina is her name]. Don Juvenal helping with the gamelas. Hechando de menos la yegua: Máquina este año. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
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Last shot of the mare we missed harvesting in Truqui this year [Maquina is her name]. Don Juvenal helping with the gamelas. Hechando de menos la yegua: Máquina este año. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan
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Remembering past harvests bringing the fruit in with a horse and carruncho. This year we kept the group picking much smaller and went slower. We simply did not need the yegua to help. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan

Remembering past harvests bringing the fruit in with a horse and carruncho. This year we kept the group picking much smaller and went slower. We simply did not need the yegua to help. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan
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#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan

Missing the horses cont’d #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan
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País in Truqui Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldcraft

País in Truqui Truquilemu Vineyard #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcofieldcraft ...

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