Garage Wine Co. Reeligido Cabernet Sauvignon Lot 111

Garage Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon Reeligido Vineyard Lot 111

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • It was produced with fruit from 65+-year-old vines on alluvial soils with round stones.

Varietal Composition: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Cabernet Franc

Elaboration: Fermented in open vats with native yeasts with the cap punched down by hand and matured over two winters in well-seasoned, neutral French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes:“The Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo in Isla de Maipo… It feels harmonious, balanced, powerful and elegant with fine-grained tannins, varietal and precise…” -Wine Advocate

PRESS

2019 – 94 Wine Advocate | 92 James Suckling

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

Derek Mossman, his wife Pilar Miranda, and Dr. Alvaro Peña are producing 1,500 cases total per year of old-vine Carignan, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, with fruit sourced from small growers in Maule and Maipo.

Winemaking here veers towards the “natural” spectrum – all wines are fermented with native yeast, see no additions of any kind, very little new wood, and are low in sulfites. Punch downs are by hand, and pressing is done in a small traditional basket. You may notice slight variation in bottle thickness and shape if you were to open up cases, as Derek Mossman takes recycling to the next level and actually reuses old bottles, bottling in salvaged, used wine bottles in partnership with a recycling company located near the winery. Derek is also the founder of M.O.V.I. (Movimiento de Viñateros Independientes), Chile’s exciting, fast-growing association of independent vintners.

Print Review Shelf Talker (2019 -94 Wine Advocate)