Pirque Vineyard
Maipo Valley
Cabernet Franc
2017 – Lot 90

An “elegant blue-fruited gent with muscles inside a well-cut jacket.”

Alcohol: 14
pH  3,66
Acidez:  5,2
Azúcar residual: 2,3

19  barrels Cabernet Franc

5684 bottles filled

 

The Vineyard:
– 35 yrs old
– Alluvial soils, round stones at 40+ cm
– aprox 5,5oo kgs per hectare

In a nutshell:
– Mountain grown in the Maipo in Pirque aprox 6oo mts
– Vineyard planted in the 1980´s

The Vintage
In a retrospective tasting of various vintages lately 2017 came to be called the year of the heat, but here from Maipo it is more restrained. It was warmer than most years but healthy and dry.

D.O.: Pirque – Maipo Valley   (Maipo Alto / Maipo Andes)

Tipo: “Elegant blue-fruited gent with muscles inside a well-cut jacket.”

Variety: Pure Cabernet Franc

Vineyard Characterístics:
Aprox 1 Hectare / Alluvial soils with classic round stones 40-90 cm deep.

An ancient riverbed flows beneath this vineyard. Rio Clarillo once had two tributaries that have since dried up. Soil studies with Pedro Parra revealed the river´s path and this cuartel from the bending section of the old river as especially interesting.  Altitude 600 mts+ allows a freshness that works very well with this variety when it is extracted gently allowing elegant and distinct flavour profile of blue fruits.

Elaboration:

– Naturally fermented with native yeasts
– Conical oval-shaped lagar fermenters (open) 1,5oo kgs-3,ooo
– Caps punched down by hand
– No temp control (besides opening closing windows)

Elevage:

  • Aged in barrels over two winters— barrels third use from cooperages Sylvain, Berger, Nadalie special softer Noisette toast.

 

¿How many lots of this wine?

Just one each year.

Previous Pirque Vineyard  Cabernet Franc bottlings:

Pirque Vineyard Lot 80 – 2016
Pirque Vineyard Lot 70 – 2015
Pirque Vineyard Lot 60 – 2014
Pirque Vineyard Lot 50 – 2013

Yes this is the 90th  lot of wine we have bottled since 2001.

 

House Tasting Note:

Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cabernet Franc 2017 – Lot # 90
Nose of crushed raspberries and flowers. Notable freshness from being mountain-grown with blue fruit aromas, something minty, leafy, touch of balsamic– a little wild, medium-bodied with very fine tannins, a fine texture and elegant.

Ageability

  • vintage will age 10 years gracefully, but the wine is approachable today
    (2009 is drinking well and with a few more years before it will begin to peak)

 

Best drinking

 2020-2030

 

C r i t i c´ s   N o t e s

James Suckling .com
GWCo. Cabernet Franc Lot # 90 – 2017 – 94 pts James Suckling
A spicy and deliciously fresh cabernet franc that shows dried herbs, cedar, dried blueberries and lavender. The palate has a soft and velvety mouthfeel, but remains dialed-in with edgy acidity and firm tannins. Drink in 2024.

Critics on Previous Vintages from this parcel

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 239
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2013  – Lot # 80 – 94 Pts
The 2016 Pirque Vineyard is a little closed but feels very solid. It has varietal and zone character, without excessive mintiness, faintly balsamic. It’s still very young, but it seems to have all the ingredients for a great development in bottle, with the textbook tannins. Derek Mossman described it quite accurately as an “elegant blue-fruited gent with muscles inside a well-cut jacket.” There you go! 3,012 bottles were filled from 11 barrels in November 2017 as Lot #80. Drink 2018-2o26 Luis Gutierrez

 

James Suckling .com
GWCo. Cabernet Franc Lot # 80 – 2016 – 94 pts James Suckling (Tied for best Cab Franc of Chile)
A spicy and deliciously fresh cabernet franc that shows dried herbs, cedar, dried blueberries and lavender. The palate has a soft and velvety mouthfeel, but remains dialed-in with edgy acidity and firm tannins. Drink in 2024.

 

Vinous Joaquín Hidalgo Mar 2020
GWCo. Cabernet Franc Lot # 80 – 2016 – 93 pts

A Cabernet Franc from Pirque, Maipo that spent two years in third use barrels. A textbook wine for the region in terms of how the ripeness is handled: on the nose it presents fresh blackcurrant and cherry with mint and a bell pepper backdrop. Complex and attractive, it is fleshy on the tongue offering elegant tannins and just the right, designer freshness.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 239
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2013  – Lot # 70 – 93 Pts
The Maipo Cabernet Franc 2015 Pirque Vineyard is open and expressive and hitting on all cylinders. It feels very floral next to the 2016, which is shyer. It has polished, round tannins and feels quite gentle. 3,000 bottles were filled in November 2016. Drink 2018-2o24 Luis Gutierrez

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 23o
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2013  – Lot # 60 – 93 Pts
There is also a Cabernet Franc from Pirque labeled as 2014 Pirque Vineyard, which was cropped from vines planted in the 1980s and grown at 700 meters altitude. They always provide amusing descriptions of their wines, and this one was described as “Elegant blue-fruited gent with muscles inside a well cut jacket.” The usual modus operandi was followed once more, with native fermentation in open top fermenters with punching down by hand and two winters in used barrels. It has herbal aromas, spicier notes and especially more character than the majority of Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo. It is also very spicy in the palate with some “morrón” pepper nuances. Very tasty, almost salty. 2,464 bottles were filled in November 2015. Drink 2017-2o27 Luis Gutierrez

Descorchados 2017 – Patricio Tapia
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2014  – Lot # 60 – 94 Pts
La frescura de las frutas rebosa en copa. Dan ganas de atraparlas y morderlas. Y un solo trago nos permite hacerlo. Patricio Tapia

Tim Atkin MW
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2014  – Lot # 60 – 92 Pts
If you want to taste the difference between Maipo and Maule, compare this Cabernet Franc with the Lot #52 release. This is denser, darker and more concentrated with plush fruit flavours and sweet cassis and dark berry fruit complemented by vanilla oak. 2018-24

 

 

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 23o
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2013  – Lot # 50 – 93 Pts
The 2013 Lot #50 Cabernet Franc is sourced, like all the lots of Cabernet Franc, from the Pirque Vineyard in Maipo, and in this vintage the vineyard is shown on the label (well, it’s actually painted on the bottle!). It has that note of freshness I find in some of the best high-altitude vineyards, with some blue fruit aromas, something minty, leafy, herbal, balsamic, very fresh and a little wild. This is a vineyard at some 700 meters altitude. The palate is also very fresh, medium-bodied with very fine tannins, a fine texture and is very elegant. I tasted the 2009 for context and aging potential, and even when they used more oak at the time, the wine is aging very nicely, with some rusticity. 5,513 bottles were filled. Drink 2017-2o27 Luis Gutierrez

Descorchados 2016 – Patricio Tapia
LOT # 5o Pirque Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2013
Lleno de aromas a hojas de tabaco, este es un vino rico en dulzor, pero a la vez fresco y tenso. 
92 pts Patricio Tapia

Descorchados 2014 Ranked Best Cab Franc of Chile
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2011  – Lot # 36 – 93 Pts
Este Cabernet Franc viene del Alto Maipo, de la zona de Pirque, a unos 700 mts sobre el nivel del mar, una zona privilegiado para esta cepa que no ha sido tan explotada en el Maipo. En este caso, es un Franc lleno de aromas herbales rico en frescor, pero también de una extraña complejidad terrosa, con aromas de tierra húmeda (suena raro, pero en fin, la imaginación da para mucho…) Este es un vino que tiene que probar. – Patricio Tapia

 

Decanter Magazine UK – Nov 2015 Top 6 Cabernet Franc from South America
Garage Wine CO. Lot # 42 vintage 2012 Oak seems dominant when first opened but look beyond and you will see thick layers of ripse, voluptuous fruit behind. This is a generous Cab franc, yet very well balanced. 17,5 pts Drink 2015 – 2021 Alc 14%

James Suckling .com
GWCo. Cabernet Franc Lot # 21 – 2009 – 95 pts James Suckling 
Incredible nose of crushed raspberries and flowers. Bay leaf too. Pureness of fruit here. Full body, round and silky tannins and a beautiful freshness and length. A fabulous wine. About 14 barrels made. Try to find it. Drink now. (Best Cab Franc of Chile)

GWCo. Cabernet Franc Lot # 28 – 2010 – 94 pts James Suckling 
Fresh herb on the nose with thyme undertones. Dark fruits too. Full body plus a solid backbone of fruit and a long and intense finish. Wonderful tannin tension. Serious structure. Drink now or hold. (Best Cab Franc of Chile)

Wine Advocate – Robert Parker , #213 Jun 2014 (Neil Martin!)
Lot #36 Cabernet Franc – 2011 92 pts (Best result for Cab Franc from Chile)
Lot 36 is from a vineyard at 700 meters altitude in the Pirque region in the Alto Maipo, a place already well-known for Cabernet. This wine has a clean aroma of raspberry leaf and red fruits along with balsamic notes and great purity. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh, clean and pure, with a bitter note that lingers in your mouth. Drink now-2017.

Wine Advocate – Robert Parker , #204 Dec 2012
Lot 28 Cabernet Franc 2010 –  92 pts (Best Cab Franc from Chile)
Lot 28 comes from 25+- year-old vines at 800 meters altitude and spends two winters in oak. It has a very convincing, fresh, expressive bouquet with pure brambly, briary black fruit and freshly tilled soil. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp black cherry and blueberry fruit on the entry. The tannins are fine and edgy, while the finish is beautifully composed and contains Margaux- like femininity. This is extremely well-crafted Cabernet Franc, surfeit with personality. Drink now-2017.

GWCo Lot # 36 Cab Franc – 2011
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 Steve Tanzer 91   –  Josh Raynolds – Steve Tanzer Int’l Wine Cellar

Pictures of this vineyard taken over the past few years:

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/gwcoharvest2020/

Y para empezar cuarentena un vertical de CF de Maipo con los vecinos: cuarto piso 2017, tercer piso 2016, segundo piso 2015 y @singleferments en primer piso con 2014 / to begin the new lockdown in Santiago we got the neighbours together for a socially distanced vertical of Cab Franc Maipo: fourth floor Jorge with 2017 Lot 9o, third floor Monica with Lot 8o 2016, second floor Alejandro y Alejandra 2015 Lot 70 and Pilar on the ground with Lot 60 from 2014. Pirque Vineyard lockdown vertical — a corona  vertical 
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Y para empezar cuarentena un vertical de CF de Maipo con los vecinos: cuarto piso 2017, tercer piso 2016, segundo piso 2015 y @singleferments en primer piso con 2014 / to begin the new lockdown in Santiago we got the neighbours together for a socially distanced vertical of Cab Franc Maipo: fourth floor Jorge with 2017 Lot 9o, third floor Monica with Lot 8o 2016, second floor Alejandro y Alejandra 2015 Lot 70 and Pilar on the ground with Lot 60 from 2014. Pirque Vineyard lockdown vertical — a corona vertical
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With Nivaldo Morales ten years ago (almost) after grafting Garnacha and Mataró next his Cariñena #gwcosauzalvineyard #gwcoharvest
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With Nivaldo Morales ten years ago (almost) after grafting Garnacha and Mataró next his Cariñena #gwcosauzalvineyard #gwcoharvest
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And back to work in the bodega — cake anyone? #gwcoharvest
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Looks like we are going to have to press out tomorrow after all. Anyone at home want to try? #gwcoharvest
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Looks like we are going to have to press out tomorrow after all. Anyone at home want to try? #gwcoharvest
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Great shot of the family working harvest in @la.cav / buena foto familiar de cosecha en @la.cav #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Great shot of the family working harvest in @la.cav / buena foto familiar de cosecha en @la.cav #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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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
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Sundown over Bagual Vineyard. Garnacha anyone ? #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcogarnacha #movichile #gwcobagualgarnacha
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Sundown over Bagual Vineyard. Garnacha anyone ? #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcogarnacha #movichile #gwcobagualgarnacha
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@singleferments 9-10 years ago in Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
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@singleferments 9-10 years ago in Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
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Missing the horses cont’d #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
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A whole lot of gamelas of fruit got picked . . . #gwcoharvest
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A whole lot of gamelas of fruit got picked . . . #gwcoharvest
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#chileanwine
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Someone was busy overnight #gwcosemillon #gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcoharvest2020

Someone was busy overnight #gwcosemillon #gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Second last day of harvest convoy style three different bits in a day Puico Bajo #gwcoharvest2020

Second last day of harvest convoy style three different bits in a day Puico Bajo #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Don Alonso receiving fruit #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcosemillon

Don Alonso receiving fruit #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcosemillon
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Up early to pick in Las Higueras #gwcoharvest2020

Up early to pick in Las Higueras #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Who are you calling low hanging fruit?  Cargadora / Cinsault
#gwcocinsault
#gwcosingleferments
#gwcoharvest2020
#guarilihue
#itataprofundo #itata

Who are you calling low hanging fruit? Cargadora / Cinsault
#gwcocinsault
#gwcosingleferments
#gwcoharvest2020
#guarilihue
#itataprofundo #itata
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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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CF Las Higueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 @singleferments

CF Las Higueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 @singleferments ...

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Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest @vignadores_de_carignan @vigno #vigno #vignadoresdecarignan

Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest @vignadores_de_carignan @vigno #vigno #vignadoresdecarignan ...

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Cutting Cab Franc Las Higueras 2o2o #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcocabfranc #cabfranc #cabernetfranc #gwcoharvest2020

Cutting Cab Franc Las Higueras 2o2o #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcocabfranc #cabfranc #cabernetfranc #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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So I said “hey let’s bring a concrete egg out for a diversity of vessels shot! And I was promptly given the bird and R2D2 on the end was added instead... #gwcoharvest2020

So I said “hey let’s bring a concrete egg out for a diversity of vessels shot! And I was promptly given the bird and R2D2 on the end was added instead... #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Your virtual harvest continues with a ride in Itata / Guarilihue from a few days ago. Your trusted carrier Raoul will again take you across, and notice the berry size much bigger here yes? (This is Cargadora or Cinsault you guessed it!) You may ask why is Raoul in Itata? He is part of the team / posse who picks each and everyday with us. Our own pickers insure only the best fruit gets on the truck. And This year it has meant less contact between people and safer conditions. The team from Puico-Sauzal have been working with minimal interaction (and social distancing) with others this year to prevent risk. #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcocinsault #gwcosingleferments

Your virtual harvest continues with a ride in Itata / Guarilihue from a few days ago. Your trusted carrier Raoul will again take you across, and notice the berry size much bigger here yes? (This is Cargadora or Cinsault you guessed it!) You may ask why is Raoul in Itata? He is part of the team / posse who picks each and everyday with us. Our own pickers insure only the best fruit gets on the truck. And This year it has meant less contact between people and safer conditions. The team from Puico-Sauzal have been working with minimal interaction (and social distancing) with others this year to prevent risk. #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcocinsault #gwcosingleferments ...

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Don Álvaro Canastero Extraordinario #gwcosauzalvineyard #gwcoharvest2020

Don Álvaro Canastero Extraordinario #gwcosauzalvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Don Alonso saluda comienza cosecha en Sauzal #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcosauzalvineyard

Don Alonso saluda comienza cosecha en Sauzal #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcosauzalvineyard
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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
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#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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Mr Flowers aka Flores #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020

Mr Flowers aka Flores #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Looking back at the 2020 harvest cutting Truqui #gwcoharvest2020 @vignadores_de_carignan #vignadoresdecarignan

Looking back at the 2020 harvest cutting Truqui #gwcoharvest2020 @vignadores_de_carignan #vignadoresdecarignan ...

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Shhhhhhh Garnacha gurgle #gwcobagualvineyard #bagualvineyard #gwcoharvest2020

Shhhhhhh Garnacha gurgle #gwcobagualvineyard #bagualvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Oh how I miss the early mornings with a trailer full of picking baskets #gwcoharvest2020

Oh how I miss the early mornings with a trailer full of picking baskets #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Picking Pais for Phoenix #gwcosingleferments #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcopais

Picking Pais for Phoenix #gwcosingleferments #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcopais ...

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Nice day for a white harvest du du du du du du du du ... #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcofieldworks
#gwcoisidorevineyard
#gwcosemillon

Nice day for a white harvest du du du du du du du du ... #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcofieldworks
#gwcoisidorevineyard
#gwcosemillon
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Garnacha from Sauzal Vineyard #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcosauzalvineyard

Garnacha from Sauzal Vineyard #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcosauzalvineyard
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Garnacha negra hiding from the sun #gwcosauzalvineyard #gwcoharvest2020

Garnacha negra hiding from the sun #gwcosauzalvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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El Barco II #gwcoharvest2020

El Barco II #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Cinsault country #gwcoharvest2020

Cinsault country #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Sequestered and bored? Take a seat and ride aboard our first gamela of the day in our virtual harvest. Raoul will be carrying your basket today and Jolo receiving. Welcome to Las Higueras head-trained section. Free the vines no more trellises! Let’s free Cabernet. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcocabfranc #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest

Sequestered and bored? Take a seat and ride aboard our first gamela of the day in our virtual harvest. Raoul will be carrying your basket today and Jolo receiving. Welcome to Las Higueras head-trained section. Free the vines no more trellises! Let’s free Cabernet. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcocabfranc #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest ...

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Pilar on deck with various musts of consequence @singleferments #gwcoharvest2020

Pilar on deck with various musts of consequence @singleferments #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Out come some of the skins of a multipart small lot Semillon #gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcowinery #gwcofieldworks

Out come some of the skins of a multipart small lot Semillon #gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcowinery #gwcofieldworks ...

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Cutting Monastrell #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcomonastrell #gwcoharvest2020

Cutting Monastrell #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcomonastrell #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Cab Franc the Dischevelled Vineyard #gwcodishevelledvineyard #gwcoharvest2020

Cab Franc the Dischevelled Vineyard #gwcodishevelledvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Picking Phoenix Ferment País-Cariñena 2o2o #gwcosingleferment #gwcopais #gwcophoenix #gwcoharvest2020

Picking Phoenix Ferment País-Cariñena 2o2o #gwcosingleferment #gwcopais #gwcophoenix #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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And action #gwcobagualvineyard #bagualvineyard #gwcoharvest2020

And action #gwcobagualvineyard #bagualvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Trusty trailer helps pick in small bits and batches - #gwcoharvest2020

Trusty trailer helps pick in small bits and batches - #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Siempre innovando (copiando con gusto) #gwcoharvest2020

Siempre innovando (copiando con gusto) #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Cortando Garnacha con Nivaldo y Equipo Sauzal-Puico-Truqui #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcosauzalvineyard
#weaponsgradegarnacha #weaponsgradegrenache

Cortando Garnacha con Nivaldo y Equipo Sauzal-Puico-Truqui #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcosauzalvineyard
#weaponsgradegarnacha #weaponsgradegrenache
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Cortando fruta ya Garnacha Sauzal Vineyard #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcosauzalvineyard #weaponsgradegarnacha

Cortando fruta ya Garnacha Sauzal Vineyard #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcosauzalvineyard #weaponsgradegarnacha
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One wheeler Cinsault #gwcocinsault #gwcoportezuelovineyard #gwcoharvest2020

One wheeler Cinsault #gwcocinsault #gwcoportezuelovineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Cab Franc Las Higueras Vineyard harvest #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcofieldworks

Cab Franc Las Higueras Vineyard harvest #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcofieldworks ...

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No filter required #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcobagualvineyard
#gwcobagualgarnacha
#bagualvineyard

No filter required #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcobagualvineyard
#gwcobagualgarnacha
#bagualvineyard
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The posse cutting Franc #gwcoharvest2020

The posse cutting Franc #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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I feel the earth move, under my feet #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcobagualvineyard
#gwcobagualgarnacha
#bagualvineyard

I feel the earth move, under my feet #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcobagualvineyard
#gwcobagualgarnacha
#bagualvineyard
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Sequestered and bored? Raoul will be carrying your basket today and Armando receiving. Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest @vignadores_de_carignan @vigno #vigno #vignadoresdecarignan

Sequestered and bored? Raoul will be carrying your basket today and Armando receiving. Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest @vignadores_de_carignan @vigno #vigno #vignadoresdecarignan ...

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Sequestered and bored? Take a ride in one of Lucho’s gamelas. Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Here are picking for our Vigno 2020. @vignadoresdecarignan @vigno Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest

Sequestered and bored? Take a ride in one of Lucho’s gamelas. Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Here are picking for our Vigno 2020. @vignadoresdecarignan @vigno Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest ...

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A work party in the Secano Isidore Vineyard Semillon #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcofieldworks
#gwcoisidorevineyard
#gwcosemillon

A work party in the Secano Isidore Vineyard Semillon #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcofieldworks
#gwcoisidorevineyard
#gwcosemillon
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Sped Havesting #gwcoharvest2020

Sped Havesting #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Gamela / basket #2 on your virtual harvest tour atop your gamela. (Small berry Cab Franc so about 34 baskets to a bin and about 9 bins a in a day with the full posse of 9 working a regular day. Raoul, one of three Canasteros, will carry about a third of the fruit today 1500+ kilos 15 kgs per basket at a time... ... meet Don Lucho aka Luchito y Don Alvaro next the truck in this part of your tour. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 Careful with high shoots - the vineyard is rather ‘chascon’ without trellises in this corner.

Gamela / basket #2 on your virtual harvest tour atop your gamela. (Small berry Cab Franc so about 34 baskets to a bin and about 9 bins a in a day with the full posse of 9 working a regular day. Raoul, one of three Canasteros, will carry about a third of the fruit today 1500+ kilos 15 kgs per basket at a time... ... meet Don Lucho aka Luchito y Don Alvaro next the truck in this part of your tour. #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 Careful with high shoots - the vineyard is rather ‘chascon’ without trellises in this corner. ...

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Sail on, sail on
O mighty Ship of State
To the Shores of ... #gwcoharvest2020

Sail on, sail on
O mighty Ship of State
To the Shores of ... #gwcoharvest2020
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Sequestered and bored? Raoul will be carrying your basket today and Armando receiving. Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest Take a seat and ride aboard one of our picking baskets  in a vicarious harvest with us #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020

Sequestered and bored? Raoul will be carrying your basket today and Armando receiving. Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest Take a seat and ride aboard one of our picking baskets in a vicarious harvest with us #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Don Álvaro Canastero Extraordinario #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcosauzalvineyard
#weaponsgradegarnacha

Don Álvaro Canastero Extraordinario #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcosauzalvineyard
#weaponsgradegarnacha
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One does not get sick of the view #gwcocinsault
#gwcosingleferments
#gwcoharvest2020
#guarilihue
#itataprofundo

One does not get sick of the view #gwcocinsault
#gwcosingleferments
#gwcoharvest2020
#guarilihue
#itataprofundo
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Aboard a canastero’s basket / canasto #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcosemillon
#gwcofieldcraft #gwcofieldcraftbottlings

Aboard a canastero’s basket / canasto #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcosemillon
#gwcofieldcraft #gwcofieldcraftbottlings
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Reinventing the shoulder #gwcoportezuelovineyard #gwcocinsault #gwcoharvest2020

Reinventing the shoulder #gwcoportezuelovineyard #gwcocinsault #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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We call her Thin Lizzy — Phoenix 2020 is starting to fizzle (at low temp she never manages much of a gurgle) #gwcoharvest2020

We call her Thin Lizzy — Phoenix 2020 is starting to fizzle (at low temp she never manages much of a gurgle) #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Melga larga / long long row garnacha #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcosauzalvineyard
#weaponsgradegarnacha

Melga larga / long long row garnacha #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcosauzalvineyard
#weaponsgradegarnacha
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Morning light on Semillon skins #gwcosemillon #gwcofieldcraft #gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcowinery

Morning light on Semillon skins #gwcosemillon #gwcofieldcraft #gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcowinery ...

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Cab Franc Las Higueras 2020 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020

Cab Franc Las Higueras 2020 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Fly-by over Cariñena from Sauzal —- in the tank #gwcosauzalvineyard #gwcoharvest2020

Fly-by over Cariñena from Sauzal —- in the tank #gwcosauzalvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Orujos de Oro Originario #gwcosemillon #gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcowinery #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcofieldcraft

Orujos de Oro Originario #gwcosemillon #gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcowinery #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcofieldcraft ...

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