Garage Wine Co. Renacido Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lot #74
- Vintage: 2016
- Origin: Maule Valley, Chile
- Taste guide: Full bodied Cabernet with soft red and black fruit flavours and some minty and spicy notes, well structured tannins - oaked
- 75cl - Traditional Cork Opening - 14%
- Food Pairings: Sausage casserole, roasted lamb/chicken or rib of beef will be ideal.
The Garage Wine Company Winery, located in Chile, is the place you need to go if you want to learn the art of personally crafting wines with hands. In the era of technology and modern equipment, this is a winery where the traditional methods are still followed perfectly. The wine production is quite limited here, because the process of cultivating, fermenting, storing and marketing the wines is very different here, when compared to the other wineries.
This winery was started by Derek Mossman, his wife, Pilar Miranda and Dr. Alvaro Pena. All three of them had many years of experience in working with other wineries; therefore, they decided to consolidate their expertise and start a company, where they wouldn’t rely on machines but their own hands. The grapes are sourced from the small-level wine farmers in the Chilean areas of Maule and Malpo. Then, the team at Garage Wine Company, start their natural process of making wines. Today, the winery makes around 1500 cases of wine per year. Carignan, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are the grapes used for making wines here.
In this winery, fermentation is done very naturally without the addition of any chemicals or toxic products. Only native yeast and a small amount of wood are used in this process. The grapes are pressed by hand in small, old-style baskets, to extract the full flavour and character of the fruits. Derek and his team knew that their winery’s independent style of working couldn’t stand next to the international wine players that had huge wineries in the world. However, he didn’t want the traditional wine-making process to be forgotten as well.
From the Maule Valley wine region, Garage Wine Co. Renacido Vineyard Lot #74 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from dry-farmed, old vines Cabernet, and is concentrated with layers of blackberry, blueberry, cassis, fine herb and spicy flavours fresh on the palate. Tannins are structured.