Garage Wine Co. Bagual Vineyard Carignan/Garnacha/Mataro field-blend Lot #76
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Sourced from some of the deepest, most personality packed vines you’ll find anywhere – the Carignan vines here were planted 75 years ago and the Garnacha and Mataró vines are grafted onto 150 year old Pais rootstock!
- This is the most perfumed, aromatic, and elegant Carignan bottling the winery produces.
Varietal Composition: Carignan, Garnacha, & Mataró
Elaboration: Fermented naturally, caps were punched down by hand and pressing was strictly manual. The wine was barreled in neutral oak over one winters and then bottled in recycled glass. Unfined and unfiltered
Tasting Notes: “This is a Carignan, Garnacha and Mataró field blend marked lot #56 where the Carignan is approximately 75 years old and the Garnacha and Mataró were grafted on roots of País that was over 150 years old. It’s perfumed, floral, aromatic, intoxicating, nuanced and harmonious, with the elegance and subtleness of a white wine. It has good grip, with very fine tannins and great acidity.” – Wine Advocate
2014 – 92 Wine Advocate
2015 – 92 Wine Advocate
2016 – 94 Wine Advocate
2017 – 93 Wine Advocate
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.