2014 Garage Wine Co. Lot 58 Portezuelo Carignan 6-Pack

$150.00
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Garage Wine Co. is part of the growing grass roots movement of small production wine making in Chile. Derek Mossman focuses in on single vineyard lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and old vine Carignan. This is true ancestral farming, with horse and hand being the only power in the vineyards. This wine is a tribute to the resilience of the ploughmen farmers of the Secano Interior who have been stewards of the vines since colonial times. Portezuelo was the site of the first winery in Chile. 
 “The vineyard is on the initial slopes of the Coastal Range and enjoys shade early in the afternoon due to its exposure facing east. It compensated for the relative warmer temperatures from Portezuelo. Some people dismiss it because it's a warm place, but it really keeps the freshness. It's more Mediterranean with notes of dried herbs and spices, quite balsamic. The palate has the austerity and tastiness of the granite.”Wine Advocate. 93 points A fantastic fun wine from small family owned vineyards that is great with BBQ, Burgers, and Ribs. Take advantage of this 6 pack deal.

Varietal:
Carignan
Vintage:
2014
Aging:
12 months
Oak Treatment:
Used French
Appellation:
Itata
Vineyard:
Portezuelo
Total Varietal Composition %:
95 Carignan 5% Cinsault
SKU #:
1WGARAGEWINECOPICK6
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Wine Advocate

Lot #58 (which is less and less prominent on the bottles) is the 2014 Portezuelo Vineyard, a Cariñena field blend planted in the early 1940s with some Cinsault from the Lavin family in Itata. The vineyard is on the initial slopes of the Coastal Range and enjoys shade early in the afternoon due to its exposure facing east. It compensated for the relative warmer temperatures from Portezuelo. Some people dismiss it because it's a warm place, but it really keeps the freshness. It's more Mediterranean with notes of dried herbs and spices, quite balsamic. The palate has the austerity and tastiness of the granite. 2,170 bottles were filled in December 2015.