- After about six years of making wine for an informal market of family and friends, Garage Wine Co. was featured in Chile’s El Mercurio newspaper in
an article dedicated to the growing grass roots movement of small production wine making. The firm was referred to as “that Garage Wine Company”
and it was too late to change the name, and time to forge an enterprise!
- Garage Wine Co. makes about a dozen different single vineyard wines per year that include mountain grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from
Maipo and a bevy of traditionally farmed Carignan based blends from Maule and Itata.
- Grapes are trucked to harvest in a trailer behind Derek Mossman's trusty pickup 2,000 kilos at a time and these are "naked" Chilean wines to the core
- Fermented with native yeasts, punched down manually, and raised in neutral barrels.
About the Wine
- Vigno is an “appellation” that MOVI members created several years ago to classify naturally farmed ancestral Carignan based traditionally farmed field
- Sourced from Truquilemu, a site that most consider the “freshest” corner of the Maule.
- This site sits on Chile's Coastal Range (much older and slower to cool than the Andes), thus sub-soils have cracked granite beneath that allow roots
to get deep into cracks and deep rooting is the key to interesting Carignan.
- Ancestral farming by hand and horse.
- A portion of the grapes harvested were lightly foot trodden rather than crushed/destemmed, providing floral lift and added tannin.
Vintage: 2014 | Wine Type: Red Wine
Varietal: Carignan, Garnacha & Mataró
Origin: Chile | Appellation: Maule Valley
Elaboration: Fermented naturally in open-top. Caps were punched down by hand and pressing was strictly manual. The wine was barreled
in neutral oak over two winters and then bottled in recycled bottles.
Conservation: Drink now through 2020.
Winemaker: Derek Mossman, Pilar Miranda and Dr. Alvaro Peña
The 2014 Vigno from Garage Wine Co. also has the subtitle of Old Vines Dry Farmed Carignan. It was sourced from an extremely old vineyard in what they
consider the freshest corner of the Maule "secano," in Truquilemu. Part of full clusters were used for the vinification and foot-treading. It's made
of fruit farmed by hand and horse with traditional methods of dry-farming and 70+-year-old vines. It fermented with native yeasts in open top vats
and aged in well-seasoned, neutral oak barrels for two winters. The nose shows the cool climate of the region; it's intensely aromatic, floral and
fresh. But, it's in the palate where the vibrant acidity and the lively texture give it electric freshness where you really see the reflection of the
place, the climate and the austerity of the soils. This is simply stunning. - Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate #230.
Production: 275 cases | Alcohol: 13.5% | TA: 6.38 g/l | Residual Sugar: 1.97
g/l | pH: 3.21
Press & Points
2016 - 97 Points, Wine Advocate
2015 - 94 Points, Wine Advocate
2015 - 93 Points, James Suckling
2014 - 95 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2014 - 94 Points, James Suckling
2014 - 93 Points, Tim Atkin
2013 - 95 Points, James Suckling
2013 - 92 Points, Vinous
2013 - 93 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
2012 - 92 Points, James Suckling
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