Pirque Vineyard
Maipo Valley
Cabernet Franc

Y para empezar cuarentena un vertical de CF de Maipo con los vecinos: cuarto piso 2017, tercer piso 2016, segundo piso 2015 y @singleferments en primer piso con 2014 / to begin the new lockdown in Santiago we got the neighbours together for a socially distanced vertical of Cab Franc Maipo: fourth floor Jorge with 2017 Lot 9o, third floor Monica with Lot 8o 2016, second floor Alejandro y Alejandra 2015 Lot 70 and Pilar on the ground with Lot 60 from 2014. Pirque Vineyard lockdown vertical — a corona  vertical 
#gwcocabfranc 
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#gwcoharvest2020
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#gwcopirquevineyard
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Y para empezar cuarentena un vertical de CF de Maipo con los vecinos: cuarto piso 2017, tercer piso 2016, segundo piso 2015 y @singleferments en primer piso con 2014 / to begin the new lockdown in Santiago we got the neighbours together for a socially distanced vertical of Cab Franc Maipo: fourth floor Jorge with 2017 Lot 9o, third floor Monica with Lot 8o 2016, second floor Alejandro y Alejandra 2015 Lot 70 and Pilar on the ground with Lot 60 from 2014. Pirque Vineyard lockdown vertical — a corona vertical
#gwcocabfranc
#gwcocabernetfranc
#gwcoharvest
#gwcoharvest2020
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#movichile
#gwcolashiguerasvineyard
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Old Vine Pale
Carignan-Mataró
2o19 - Lot 93

“the first glass of a long lunch”

Alcohol: 13.2
pH  3,08
Acidez:  6,43
Azúcar residual: 1,4

3158 bottles filled in January 2020

11 barrels Carignan & 1 barrel Mataró

The Vineyard:
- 75+ years old
- 7 rows at one end of the Truquilemu vineyard with access to more water and thus more vigorous vines
- granitic soils / sub-soils have cracked granite that allow roots to drink deep down
- 1,5 – 2 kg per plant /about 1500 plants
- on the Coastal Range of mountains (not the Andes) much older and more importantly much slower to cool than the Andes ie crystals granite quartz …

In a nutshell : 

  • “the first glass of a long Chilean lunch”
  • Truquilemu is perhaps the freshest corner of The Maule secano where reds just manage to ripen. This light red is cut earlier than the regular Truquilemu V. red
  • We manage this vineyard ourselves (no grower partner)
  • Ancestral farming cultivating vineyard by hand and horse

the Vintage:. 2019 is somewhat austere in the spirit of the original / first 2012 vintage and we like this very much.

D.O. : Truquilemu / Empedrado / Maule Valley    (Secano Interior)

Variety: Carignan with a smidgen of Mataró.

The Rows:
After 2-3 years trying to prune and treat these rows of bushes to make red wine we realised that the fruit in this section was another animal – so we made another kind of wine. (see story)

Elaboration:

  • Ancestral farming by hand and horse
  • Naturally fermented with native yeasts
  • Fermented without skins in two parts: part of the blend pressed out like a white and part made like a red without skins.
  • Yeasts native (we add Truquilemu wine from previous vintage to a pie de cuba)

Elevage:

  • Aged in barrels over one winter— barrels fourth use or more.

How many lots of this wine are there? Just one each year.

Previous Truquilemu Vineyard bottlings:

  • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 83 – 2018
  • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 73 – 2017
  • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 63 – 2016
  • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 53 – 2015
  • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 41 – 2014
  • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 38 – 2013
  • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 33 – 2012

The 93rd wine we have bottled produced since 2001 and thus it is marked Lot # 93

 

T a s t i n g   N o t e s

 

House note:
A cheeky chilled red with a very tasty palate: vivid notes of pomegranate, cranberries, wild strawberries and citrus with herbs-- that literally makes you hunger for food. Oily on the palate with crunchy berries and linear acidity to match mid-weight phenolics. Delicious and serious. A light red for chilling not a rosé—full stop.

Note : this wine by the glass will make the most macho of men break down and sing the praises of pink. Put it by the glass and/or offer a taste and soon you will have everyone pointing at the bottle to ask: What else do you have by these people?

Flexible food match / try with sea urchins / foie gras / rich fish like salmon / sushi / Thai food with or without heat . . .

Ageability

This wine is not for the terrace of summer. We initially released it in the Fall just when the lousy rosés get put away.

The 2019 vintage is crisp and austere made to be imbibed during its first few years. We do have bottles of the early vintages and perhaps due to the wines tremendous acidity (3,o pH) it not keeps it freshness, but it develops complexity and pleasantly surprises.

Perspective: we opened 2012 last year and it was a delight still fresh yet with a complexity that was sublime. (words of Luis Gutierrez not mine)

Best drinking

 2020-2023

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C r i t i c s´   N o t e s

James Suckling . com

Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado Carignan & Mataró  2018  - Lot # 83 – 93 Pts
Vivid notes of pomegranate, cranberries, wild strawberries and citrus with herbs. Very oily on the palate with crunchy berries and linear acidity to match weighty phenolics. More like a light red than a rosé. Drink now.

 

Descorchados 2019 Patricio Tapia
Old Vine Pale Rosé 2017 Best Rosé (red for chilling!) from Chile (2nd yr running)?93 pts Patricio Tapia

 

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 247 Luis Gutierez
Old Vine Pale, Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado, Carignan & Mataró  2018  - Lot # 83 – 92+ Pts
I went crazy for the 2018 Old Vine Pale, an unusual rosé (or light red) that is a blend of mostly Carignan and a bit of Mataró (Monastrell) from the more vigorous rows in the Truquilemu vineyard. It has a savory nose with some medicinal and balsamic undertones, wild berries, plants and flowers. The palate is explosive with focused and sharp flavors, clean, long and with an almost salty finish that made me salivate. No wonder, as it has 12.6% alcohol and a pH of 3.05, lower than most whites! This is a really gastronomical light wine. There were 11 barrels of Carignan and one of Mataró that aged over one winter in the cellar. It is delicious and serious. I’d love to see this in another five years, because I’m sure it’s going to age beautifully. 3,158 bottles were filled in October 2018. This was the 83rd wine they have bottled since 2001 and it is marked Lot # 83.

 

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 239

Old Vine Pale, Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado, Carignan & Mataró  2017  - Lot # 73 – 91 Pts
The 2017 Old Vine Pale is a bit of a geeky rosé/chilled red, perhaps a little more austere than in the previous year, from the same origin. It has a very tasty palate that literally makes you hungry for food. This has to be the best version of this unusual wine to date, which is especially remarkable given the conditions of the 2017 vintage. It has moderate alcohol and high acidity, which got me salivating... This was produced from 11 barrels of Carignan and one of Mataró. 3,518 bottles were filled in October 2017. Drink 2018 – 2023 Luis Gutierrez

Descorchados 2018 Patricio Tapia
Old Vine Pale 2016 Best Rosé from Chile
Dominado por una acidez deliciosa, este tinto se mueve con nervio por la boca, como su tuviera su propia luz. Delicioso. 93 pts Patricio Tapia

Vinous – Antonio Galloni, Feb 2017
Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado Maule Valley Carignan & Mataró Field-blend 2016  - Lot # 63 – 91 Pts
 (aged in neutral French oak barrels for three months; pH 3.2) Deep lurid pink. Fresh raspberry, blood orange and candied rose on the expressive nose. Pliant and seamless in texture, offering intense red fruit and floral pastille flavors that are lifted and braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Puts on weight with air while maintaining urgency, and finishes sappy and very long, showing excellent focus and lingering raspberry character. I'd consider this suave, insanely easy-to-drink wine as more "light red" than "rosé.”  Drink 2018 – 2023 Josh Raynolds

 

James Suckling . com
Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado Carignan & Mataró  2015  - Lot # 53 – 91 Pts
Is this the best rosé in Chile? Full body, with lots of cherry, watermelon and lemon character. Bright acidity. Some phenolics. So delicious - and serious. A blend of carignan, garnacha and monastrell.

 

Pictures of this vineyard taken over the past few years:

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Máquina with Cristián behind #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #empedrado

Máquina with Cristián behind #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #empedrado ...

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Máquina / Machine in Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Máquina / Machine in Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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#Repost garagewineco with make_repost
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Un tremendo saludo al equipo Garage Poda UTI quienes han trabajado para revivir una sección de Pais olvidado en Truqui en estas semanas. De arbustos salvajes se han encontrado la vid viva y cultivado intensivamente como este mugrón para que revive- Ester, Don Hugo, Señora Luz, y Jose son mis héroes esta semana. Todos pensaron que el canadiense rayo sus cables pero si se puede. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard A special salute this evening to our Intensive Care Pruning Team who have worked the impossible and begun to revive a section of vines forgotten neglected and burned and now ... The rest of the troop (no names Cristián) thought I was nuts but the proof is in the pudding. A special to handpickedsweden for their support of Fieldcraft this year. We have only just begun . . . #gwcofieldcraft #gwcofieldworks #gwcofieldcraftbottlings 

#movichile #chilesegunmovi #vinochileno  #escalahumana #pequeñasproducciones #vinosaescalahumana #vinosconpersonalidad #viñaterosindependientes #chileanwine

#Repost garagewineco with make_repost
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Un tremendo saludo al equipo Garage Poda UTI quienes han trabajado para revivir una sección de Pais olvidado en Truqui en estas semanas. De arbustos salvajes se han encontrado la vid viva y cultivado intensivamente como este mugrón para que revive- Ester, Don Hugo, Señora Luz, y Jose son mis héroes esta semana. Todos pensaron que el canadiense rayo sus cables pero si se puede. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard A special salute this evening to our Intensive Care Pruning Team who have worked the impossible and begun to revive a section of vines forgotten neglected and burned and now ... The rest of the troop (no names Cristián) thought I was nuts but the proof is in the pudding. A special to handpickedsweden for their support of Fieldcraft this year. We have only just begun . . . #gwcofieldcraft #gwcofieldworks #gwcofieldcraftbottlings

#movichile #chilesegunmovi #vinochileno #escalahumana #pequeñasproducciones #vinosaescalahumana #vinosconpersonalidad #viñaterosindependientes #chileanwine
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SommChile y Vinocular organizan una serie de ocho clases magistrales.

Los invitamos el próximo martes 13 de octubre a las 11.00 am a la charla magistral VIGNO: una mirada profunda al Carignan chileno. Dictada por Pilar Miranda, Ingeniera Agrónoma Enóloga  (Universidad de Chile), Viñatera Independiente, Co-fundadora  Co-propietaria de Garage Wine Company, Socia fundadora de MOVI y VIGNO, con amplia expriencia en vinos patrimoniales y vinos campesinos.

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SommChile y Vinocular organizan una serie de ocho clases magistrales.

Los invitamos el próximo martes 13 de octubre a las 11.00 am a la charla magistral VIGNO: una mirada profunda al Carignan chileno. Dictada por Pilar Miranda, Ingeniera Agrónoma Enóloga  (Universidad de Chile), Viñatera Independiente, Co-fundadora Co-propietaria de Garage Wine Company, Socia fundadora de MOVI y VIGNO, con amplia expriencia en vinos patrimoniales y vinos campesinos.

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Posted withregram • garagewineco Cheers Vignadores gracias para el saludo: “Porque en Vigno estamos orgullosos de los logros de nuestros Vignadores, destacamos con mucho orgullo los 99 y 98 puntos obtenidos en Robert Parker Wine Advocate por nuestros amigos de  garagewineco  quienes recibieron este reconocimiento por su Vigno 2018 y Vigno 2019 respectivamente.

En palabras de su enóloga y co-propietaria, Pilar Miranda: “Fue asombroso desde el primer momento, lo primero que pensé fue: Somos unos rock stars. Después empecé a mirar para atrás, a repasar la historia de Garage, en estos 20 años de vida y dedicación al proyecto. Cumplimos exactamente 20 años, este año, como un proyecto sólido, consistente, que va más allá de los 99 puntos de ahora, sino también de todos los otros buenos puntajes que hemos tenido. Estamos felices de que sea ese el mensaje, solidez en todos nuestros vinos, de cara a los clientes”, reconoce. 
#vigno #vignadoresdecarignan #cariñena #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcoharvest2019

Posted withregram • garagewineco Cheers Vignadores gracias para el saludo: “Porque en Vigno estamos orgullosos de los logros de nuestros Vignadores, destacamos con mucho orgullo los 99 y 98 puntos obtenidos en Robert Parker Wine Advocate por nuestros amigos de garagewineco quienes recibieron este reconocimiento por su Vigno 2018 y Vigno 2019 respectivamente.

En palabras de su enóloga y co-propietaria, Pilar Miranda: “Fue asombroso desde el primer momento, lo primero que pensé fue: Somos unos rock stars. Después empecé a mirar para atrás, a repasar la historia de Garage, en estos 20 años de vida y dedicación al proyecto. Cumplimos exactamente 20 años, este año, como un proyecto sólido, consistente, que va más allá de los 99 puntos de ahora, sino también de todos los otros buenos puntajes que hemos tenido. Estamos felices de que sea ese el mensaje, solidez en todos nuestros vinos, de cara a los clientes”, reconoce.
#vigno #vignadoresdecarignan #cariñena #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcoharvest2019
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Don’t just stand there posing Lucho - it’s full. Tanks pressed action recomiences in Truqui.#gwcoharvest2021 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Don’t just stand there posing Lucho - it’s full. Tanks pressed action recomiences in Truqui.#gwcoharvest2021 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Don Oswaldo on the truck and behind the wheel of our furgon de lujo this year. “Wash your hands / masks on / space yourselves out better please” — he has been a great help keeping people safe over harvest. Truth is almost everyone in the posse is vaccinated and we have kept well to ourselves throughout. Working with farmers off the beaten track who are mostly self sufficient with their own local crops has had its advantages through all of this... #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Don Oswaldo on the truck and behind the wheel of our furgon de lujo this year. “Wash your hands / masks on / space yourselves out better please” — he has been a great help keeping people safe over harvest. Truth is almost everyone in the posse is vaccinated and we have kept well to ourselves throughout. Working with farmers off the beaten track who are mostly self sufficient with their own local crops has had its advantages through all of this... #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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The greener bit is where we cut the fruit for our Old Vine Pale Rosé #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcooldvinepale

The greener bit is where we cut the fruit for our Old Vine Pale Rosé #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcooldvinepale ...

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Cheers for the tailgate - zoom tasting today fir Chilereport @timatkinmw And thanks to @coravin for making such tastings more practical. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcosyrah #gwcoharvest2021

Cheers for the tailgate - zoom tasting today fir Chilereport @timatkinmw And thanks to @coravin for making such tastings more practical. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcosyrah #gwcoharvest2021 ...

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Last day picking in Truqui this harvest —a lot more work with covid but some atomic fruit we are pleased with... ... besides the Rosé you will all have to wait 3-4 years to taste 👅 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Last day picking in Truqui this harvest —a lot more work with covid but some atomic fruit we are pleased with... ... besides the Rosé you will all have to wait 3-4 years to taste 👅 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Cariñena or as the French spell it Carignan — Cariñena de la Tierra prometida de Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2021

Cariñena or as the French spell it Carignan — Cariñena de la Tierra prometida de Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2021 ...

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Old Vine Pale Rosé — the making of There are a few rows of vines that have more vigor. After years of trying to make them red in 2012 we made a pink experiment. This our tenth vintage of Old Vine Pale.It has sold out faste than all other labels pretty much every year. But that doesn’t stop people from trying to ‘help us’ make it differently. #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcooldvinepale #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Old Vine Pale Rosé — the making of There are a few rows of vines that have more vigor. After years of trying to make them red in 2012 we made a pink experiment. This our tenth vintage of Old Vine Pale.It has sold out faste than all other labels pretty much every year. But that doesn’t stop people from trying to ‘help us’ make it differently. #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcooldvinepale #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Old vine cricket #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Old vine cricket #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Don Cristian Arando #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Don Cristian Arando #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Descubando Free-run juice #gwcocrutruquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcowinery

Descubando Free-run juice #gwcocrutruquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcowinery ...

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Coming soon: Rosé Old Vine Pale #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Coming soon: Rosé Old Vine Pale #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Proa de Cariñena #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2021

Proa de Cariñena #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2021 ...

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Un tremendo saludo al equipo Garage Poda UTI quienes han trabajado para revivir una sección de Pais olvidado en Truqui en estas semanas. De arbustos salvajes se han encontrado la vid viva y cultivado intensivamente como este mugrón para que revive- Ester, Don Hugo, Señora Luz, y Jose son mis héroes esta semana. Todos pensaron que el canadiense rayo sus cables pero si se puede. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard A special salute this evening to our Intensive Care Pruning Team who have worked the impossible and begun to revive a section of vines forgotten neglected and burned and now ... The rest of the troop (no names Cristián) thought I was nuts but the proof is in the pudding. A special to @handpickedsweden for their support of Fieldcraft this year. We have only just begun . . . #gwcofieldcraft #gwcofieldworks #gwcofieldcraftbottlings

Un tremendo saludo al equipo Garage Poda UTI quienes han trabajado para revivir una sección de Pais olvidado en Truqui en estas semanas. De arbustos salvajes se han encontrado la vid viva y cultivado intensivamente como este mugrón para que revive- Ester, Don Hugo, Señora Luz, y Jose son mis héroes esta semana. Todos pensaron que el canadiense rayo sus cables pero si se puede. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard A special salute this evening to our Intensive Care Pruning Team who have worked the impossible and begun to revive a section of vines forgotten neglected and burned and now ... The rest of the troop (no names Cristián) thought I was nuts but the proof is in the pudding. A special to @handpickedsweden for their support of Fieldcraft this year. We have only just begun . . . #gwcofieldcraft #gwcofieldworks #gwcofieldcraftbottlings ...

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The boys lending a hand in Truquilemu 2012 harvest. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard Today boys helping with filling sample bottles for Zoom tastings - great help indeed. Nuestros chicos ayudando en Truqui Cosecha 2012 (hoy ayudan preparando las catas zoom)

The boys lending a hand in Truquilemu 2012 harvest. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard Today boys helping with filling sample bottles for Zoom tastings - great help indeed. Nuestros chicos ayudando en Truqui Cosecha 2012 (hoy ayudan preparando las catas zoom) ...

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Cristian Cancino tras Máquina en Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard Old vines revived in Truquilemu

Cristian Cancino tras Máquina en Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard Old vines revived in Truquilemu ...

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This buds for you #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

This buds for you #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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@singleferments gets better ratings than anything so more from our co-founder Pilar Miranda #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

@singleferments gets better ratings than anything so more from our co-founder Pilar Miranda #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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José sacando el cameon en Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #empedrado

José sacando el cameon en Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #empedrado ...

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Like she were modeling for a MEC catalogue (20yrs ago;-) @singleferments walking Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Like she were modeling for a MEC catalogue (20yrs ago;-) @singleferments walking Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Taco en Empedrado #empedrado #empedradochile #muniempedrado #prefieroelmaule Traffic jam in Empedrado #gwcotruquilemuvineyard Don Cristian y René arando la Vega

Taco en Empedrado #empedrado #empedradochile #muniempedrado #prefieroelmaule Traffic jam in Empedrado #gwcotruquilemuvineyard Don Cristian y René arando la Vega ...

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Tomo II Don José breaking up the column of wisdom in Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #dryfarming

Tomo II Don José breaking up the column of wisdom in Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #dryfarming ...

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Still prepping USA - todavia preparando EEUU #gwcovigno #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #vignadoresdecarignan #vignadores_de_carignan

Still prepping USA - todavia preparando EEUU #gwcovigno #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #vignadoresdecarignan #vignadores_de_carignan ...

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@singleferments 9-10 years ago in Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwinery 
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
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@singleferments 9-10 years ago in Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwinery
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
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Old Vine Pale
Carignan-Mataró
2o18 - Lot 83

Chilled red or rosé?
“the first glass of a long lunch”

Alcohol: 13.2
pH  3,08
Acidez:  6,43
Azúcar residual: 1,4

3158 bottles filled in January 2019

11 barrels Carignan & 1 barrel Mataró

The Vineyard:

- 75+ years old
- 7 rows at one end of the Truquilemu vineyard with access to more water and thus more vigorous vines
- granitic soils / sub-soils have cracked granite that allow roots to drink deep down
- 1,5 – 2 kg per plant /about 1500 plants
- on the Coastal Range of mountains (not the Andes) much older and more importantly much slower to cool than the Andes ie crystals granite quartz …

In a nutshell : 

  • “the first glass of a long Chilean lunch”
  • Truquilemu is perhaps the freshest corner of The Maule secano where reds just manage to ripen. This light red is cut earlier than the regular Truquilemu V. red
  • We manage this vineyard ourselves (no grower partner)
  • Ancestral farming cultivating vineyard by hand and horse

the Vintage:. 2018 is somewhat austere in the spirit of the original / first 2012 vintage and we like this very much.

D.O. : Truquilemu / Empedrado / Maule Valley    (Secano Interior)

Variety: Carignan with a smidgen of Mataró.

The Rows:
After 2-3 years trying to prune and treat these rows of bushes to make red wine we realised that the fruit in this section was another animal – so we made another kind of wine. (see story)

Elaboration:

  • Ancestral farming by hand and horse
  • Naturally fermented with native yeasts
  • Fermented without skins in two parts: part of the blend pressed out like a white and part made as a red without skins.
  • Yeasts native (we add Truquilemu wine from previous vintage to a pie de cuba)

Elevage:

  • Aged in barrels over one winter— barrels fourth use or more.

How many lots of this wine are there?

Just one each year.

Previous Truquilemu Vineyard bottlings:

    • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 73 – 2017
    • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 63 – 2016
    • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 53 – 2015
    • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 41 – 2014
    • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 38 – 2013
    • Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Lot 33 – 2012

The 83rd wine we have bottled produced since 2001 and thus it is silkscreened Lot # 83

 

T a s t i n g   N o t e s

House tasting note:

A cheeky chilled red with a very tasty palate: vivid notes of pomegranate, cranberries, wild strawberries and citrus with herbs-- that literally makes you hunger for food. Oily on the palate with crunchy berries and linear acidity to match mid-weight phenolics. Delicious and serious. A light red for chilling not a rosé—full stop.

Note : this wine by the glass will make the most macho of men break down and sing the praises of pink. Put it by the glass and/or offer a taste and soon you will have everyone pointing at the bottle to ask: What else do you have by these people?

Flexible food match / try with sea urchins / foie gras / rich fish like salmon sushi / Thai food with heat . . .

Ageability

This wine is not for the terrace of summer. We initially released it in the Fall just when the lousy rosés get put away.

The 2019 vintage is crisp and austere made to be imbibed during its first few years. We do have bottles of the early vintages and perhaps due to the wines tremendous acidity (3,o pH) it not keeps it freshness, but it develops complexity and pleasantly surprises.

Perspective: we opened 2012 last year and it was a delight still fresh yet with a complexity that was sublime. (words of Luis Gutierrez not mine)

Best drinking

2020-2023

 

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James Suckling . com
Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado Carignan & Mataró  2018  - Lot # 83 – 93 Pts
Vivid notes of pomegranate, cranberries, wild strawberries and citrus with herbs. Very oily on the palate with crunchy berries and linear acidity to match weighty phenolics. More like a light red than a rosé. Drink now.

Descorchados 2019 Patricio Tapia
Old Vine Pale Rosé 2017 Best Rosé (red for chilling!) from Chile (2nd yr running)?93 pts Patricio Tapia

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 247 Luis Gutierez
Old Vine Pale, Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado, Carignan & Mataró  2018  - Lot # 83 – 92+ Pts I went crazy for the 2018 Old Vine Pale, an unusual rosé (or light red) that is a blend of mostly Carignan and a bit of Mataró (Monastrell) from the more vigorous rows in the Truquilemu vineyard. It has a savory nose with some medicinal and balsamic undertones, wild berries, plants and flowers. The palate is explosive with focused and sharp flavors, clean, long and with an almost salty finish that made me salivate. No wonder, as it has 12.6% alcohol and a pH of 3.05, lower than most whites! This is a really gastronomical light wine. There were 11 barrels of Carignan and one of Mataró that aged over one winter in the cellar. It is delicious and serious. I’d love to see this in another five years, because I’m sure it’s going to age beautifully. 3,158 bottles were filled in October 2018. This was the 83rd wine they have bottled since 2001 and it is marked Lot # 83.

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Previous Vintages Critics´ Notes

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 239
Old Vine Pale, Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado, Carignan & Mataró  2017  - Lot # 73 – 91 Pts
The 2017 Old Vine Pale is a bit of a geeky rosé/chilled red, perhaps a little more austere than in the previous year, from the same origin. It has a very tasty palate that literally makes you hungry for food. This has to be the best version of this unusual wine to date, which is especially remarkable given the conditions of the 2017 vintage. It has moderate alcohol and high acidity, which got me salivating... This was produced from 11 barrels of Carignan and one of Mataró. 3,518 bottles were filled in October 2017. Drink 2018 – 2023 Luis Gutierrez

Descorchados 2018 Patricio Tapia
Old Vine Pale 2016 Best Rosé from Chile
Dominado por una acidez deliciosa, este tinto se mueve con nervio por la boca, como su tuviera su propia luz. Delicioso. 93 pts Patricio Tapia

Vinous – Antonio Galloni, Feb 2017
Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado Maule Valley Carignan & Mataró Field-blend 2016  - Lot # 63 – 91 Pts
(aged in neutral French oak barrels for three months; pH 3.2) Deep lurid pink. Fresh raspberry, blood orange and candied rose on the expressive nose. Pliant and seamless in texture, offering intense red fruit and floral pastille flavors that are lifted and braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Puts on weight with air while maintaining urgency, and finishes sappy and very long, showing excellent focus and lingering raspberry character. I'd consider this suave, insanely easy-to-drink wine as more "light red" than "rosé.”  Drink 2018 – 2023 Josh Raynolds

James Suckling . com
Old Vine Pale Truquilemu Vineyard Empedrado Carignan & Mataró  2015  - Lot # 53 – 91 Pts
Is this the best rosé in Chile? Full body, with lots of cherry, watermelon and lemon character. Bright acidity. Some phenolics. So delicious - and serious. A blend of carignan, garnacha and monastrell.

Pictures of this vineyard taken over the past few years:

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Máquina with Cristián behind #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #empedrado

Máquina with Cristián behind #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #empedrado ...

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Máquina / Machine in Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Máquina / Machine in Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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#Repost garagewineco with make_repost
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Un tremendo saludo al equipo Garage Poda UTI quienes han trabajado para revivir una sección de Pais olvidado en Truqui en estas semanas. De arbustos salvajes se han encontrado la vid viva y cultivado intensivamente como este mugrón para que revive- Ester, Don Hugo, Señora Luz, y Jose son mis héroes esta semana. Todos pensaron que el canadiense rayo sus cables pero si se puede. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard A special salute this evening to our Intensive Care Pruning Team who have worked the impossible and begun to revive a section of vines forgotten neglected and burned and now ... The rest of the troop (no names Cristián) thought I was nuts but the proof is in the pudding. A special to handpickedsweden for their support of Fieldcraft this year. We have only just begun . . . #gwcofieldcraft #gwcofieldworks #gwcofieldcraftbottlings 

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#Repost garagewineco with make_repost
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Un tremendo saludo al equipo Garage Poda UTI quienes han trabajado para revivir una sección de Pais olvidado en Truqui en estas semanas. De arbustos salvajes se han encontrado la vid viva y cultivado intensivamente como este mugrón para que revive- Ester, Don Hugo, Señora Luz, y Jose son mis héroes esta semana. Todos pensaron que el canadiense rayo sus cables pero si se puede. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard A special salute this evening to our Intensive Care Pruning Team who have worked the impossible and begun to revive a section of vines forgotten neglected and burned and now ... The rest of the troop (no names Cristián) thought I was nuts but the proof is in the pudding. A special to handpickedsweden for their support of Fieldcraft this year. We have only just begun . . . #gwcofieldcraft #gwcofieldworks #gwcofieldcraftbottlings

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SommChile y Vinocular organizan una serie de ocho clases magistrales.

Los invitamos el próximo martes 13 de octubre a las 11.00 am a la charla magistral VIGNO: una mirada profunda al Carignan chileno. Dictada por Pilar Miranda, Ingeniera Agrónoma Enóloga  (Universidad de Chile), Viñatera Independiente, Co-fundadora  Co-propietaria de Garage Wine Company, Socia fundadora de MOVI y VIGNO, con amplia expriencia en vinos patrimoniales y vinos campesinos.

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SommChile y Vinocular organizan una serie de ocho clases magistrales.

Los invitamos el próximo martes 13 de octubre a las 11.00 am a la charla magistral VIGNO: una mirada profunda al Carignan chileno. Dictada por Pilar Miranda, Ingeniera Agrónoma Enóloga  (Universidad de Chile), Viñatera Independiente, Co-fundadora Co-propietaria de Garage Wine Company, Socia fundadora de MOVI y VIGNO, con amplia expriencia en vinos patrimoniales y vinos campesinos.

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Posted withregram • garagewineco Cheers Vignadores gracias para el saludo: “Porque en Vigno estamos orgullosos de los logros de nuestros Vignadores, destacamos con mucho orgullo los 99 y 98 puntos obtenidos en Robert Parker Wine Advocate por nuestros amigos de  garagewineco  quienes recibieron este reconocimiento por su Vigno 2018 y Vigno 2019 respectivamente.

En palabras de su enóloga y co-propietaria, Pilar Miranda: “Fue asombroso desde el primer momento, lo primero que pensé fue: Somos unos rock stars. Después empecé a mirar para atrás, a repasar la historia de Garage, en estos 20 años de vida y dedicación al proyecto. Cumplimos exactamente 20 años, este año, como un proyecto sólido, consistente, que va más allá de los 99 puntos de ahora, sino también de todos los otros buenos puntajes que hemos tenido. Estamos felices de que sea ese el mensaje, solidez en todos nuestros vinos, de cara a los clientes”, reconoce. 
#vigno #vignadoresdecarignan #cariñena #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcoharvest2019

Posted withregram • garagewineco Cheers Vignadores gracias para el saludo: “Porque en Vigno estamos orgullosos de los logros de nuestros Vignadores, destacamos con mucho orgullo los 99 y 98 puntos obtenidos en Robert Parker Wine Advocate por nuestros amigos de garagewineco quienes recibieron este reconocimiento por su Vigno 2018 y Vigno 2019 respectivamente.

En palabras de su enóloga y co-propietaria, Pilar Miranda: “Fue asombroso desde el primer momento, lo primero que pensé fue: Somos unos rock stars. Después empecé a mirar para atrás, a repasar la historia de Garage, en estos 20 años de vida y dedicación al proyecto. Cumplimos exactamente 20 años, este año, como un proyecto sólido, consistente, que va más allá de los 99 puntos de ahora, sino también de todos los otros buenos puntajes que hemos tenido. Estamos felices de que sea ese el mensaje, solidez en todos nuestros vinos, de cara a los clientes”, reconoce.
#vigno #vignadoresdecarignan #cariñena #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2018 #gwcoharvest2019
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Don’t just stand there posing Lucho - it’s full. Tanks pressed action recomiences in Truqui.#gwcoharvest2021 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Don’t just stand there posing Lucho - it’s full. Tanks pressed action recomiences in Truqui.#gwcoharvest2021 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Don Oswaldo on the truck and behind the wheel of our furgon de lujo this year. “Wash your hands / masks on / space yourselves out better please” — he has been a great help keeping people safe over harvest. Truth is almost everyone in the posse is vaccinated and we have kept well to ourselves throughout. Working with farmers off the beaten track who are mostly self sufficient with their own local crops has had its advantages through all of this... #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Don Oswaldo on the truck and behind the wheel of our furgon de lujo this year. “Wash your hands / masks on / space yourselves out better please” — he has been a great help keeping people safe over harvest. Truth is almost everyone in the posse is vaccinated and we have kept well to ourselves throughout. Working with farmers off the beaten track who are mostly self sufficient with their own local crops has had its advantages through all of this... #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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The greener bit is where we cut the fruit for our Old Vine Pale Rosé #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcooldvinepale

The greener bit is where we cut the fruit for our Old Vine Pale Rosé #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcooldvinepale ...

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Cheers for the tailgate - zoom tasting today fir Chilereport @timatkinmw And thanks to @coravin for making such tastings more practical. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcosyrah #gwcoharvest2021

Cheers for the tailgate - zoom tasting today fir Chilereport @timatkinmw And thanks to @coravin for making such tastings more practical. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcosyrah #gwcoharvest2021 ...

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Last day picking in Truqui this harvest —a lot more work with covid but some atomic fruit we are pleased with... ... besides the Rosé you will all have to wait 3-4 years to taste 👅 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Last day picking in Truqui this harvest —a lot more work with covid but some atomic fruit we are pleased with... ... besides the Rosé you will all have to wait 3-4 years to taste 👅 #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Cariñena or as the French spell it Carignan — Cariñena de la Tierra prometida de Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2021

Cariñena or as the French spell it Carignan — Cariñena de la Tierra prometida de Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2021 ...

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Old Vine Pale Rosé — the making of There are a few rows of vines that have more vigor. After years of trying to make them red in 2012 we made a pink experiment. This our tenth vintage of Old Vine Pale.It has sold out faste than all other labels pretty much every year. But that doesn’t stop people from trying to ‘help us’ make it differently. #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcooldvinepale #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Old Vine Pale Rosé — the making of There are a few rows of vines that have more vigor. After years of trying to make them red in 2012 we made a pink experiment. This our tenth vintage of Old Vine Pale.It has sold out faste than all other labels pretty much every year. But that doesn’t stop people from trying to ‘help us’ make it differently. #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcooldvinepale #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Old vine cricket #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Old vine cricket #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Don Cristian Arando #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Don Cristian Arando #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Descubando Free-run juice #gwcocrutruquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcowinery

Descubando Free-run juice #gwcocrutruquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2021 #gwcowinery ...

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Coming soon: Rosé Old Vine Pale #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Coming soon: Rosé Old Vine Pale #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Proa de Cariñena #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2021

Proa de Cariñena #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2021 ...

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Un tremendo saludo al equipo Garage Poda UTI quienes han trabajado para revivir una sección de Pais olvidado en Truqui en estas semanas. De arbustos salvajes se han encontrado la vid viva y cultivado intensivamente como este mugrón para que revive- Ester, Don Hugo, Señora Luz, y Jose son mis héroes esta semana. Todos pensaron que el canadiense rayo sus cables pero si se puede. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard A special salute this evening to our Intensive Care Pruning Team who have worked the impossible and begun to revive a section of vines forgotten neglected and burned and now ... The rest of the troop (no names Cristián) thought I was nuts but the proof is in the pudding. A special to @handpickedsweden for their support of Fieldcraft this year. We have only just begun . . . #gwcofieldcraft #gwcofieldworks #gwcofieldcraftbottlings

Un tremendo saludo al equipo Garage Poda UTI quienes han trabajado para revivir una sección de Pais olvidado en Truqui en estas semanas. De arbustos salvajes se han encontrado la vid viva y cultivado intensivamente como este mugrón para que revive- Ester, Don Hugo, Señora Luz, y Jose son mis héroes esta semana. Todos pensaron que el canadiense rayo sus cables pero si se puede. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard A special salute this evening to our Intensive Care Pruning Team who have worked the impossible and begun to revive a section of vines forgotten neglected and burned and now ... The rest of the troop (no names Cristián) thought I was nuts but the proof is in the pudding. A special to @handpickedsweden for their support of Fieldcraft this year. We have only just begun . . . #gwcofieldcraft #gwcofieldworks #gwcofieldcraftbottlings ...

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The boys lending a hand in Truquilemu 2012 harvest. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard Today boys helping with filling sample bottles for Zoom tastings - great help indeed. Nuestros chicos ayudando en Truqui Cosecha 2012 (hoy ayudan preparando las catas zoom)

The boys lending a hand in Truquilemu 2012 harvest. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard Today boys helping with filling sample bottles for Zoom tastings - great help indeed. Nuestros chicos ayudando en Truqui Cosecha 2012 (hoy ayudan preparando las catas zoom) ...

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Cristian Cancino tras Máquina en Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard Old vines revived in Truquilemu

Cristian Cancino tras Máquina en Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard Old vines revived in Truquilemu ...

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This buds for you #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

This buds for you #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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@singleferments gets better ratings than anything so more from our co-founder Pilar Miranda #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

@singleferments gets better ratings than anything so more from our co-founder Pilar Miranda #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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José sacando el cameon en Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #empedrado

José sacando el cameon en Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #empedrado ...

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Like she were modeling for a MEC catalogue (20yrs ago;-) @singleferments walking Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard

Like she were modeling for a MEC catalogue (20yrs ago;-) @singleferments walking Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard ...

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Taco en Empedrado #empedrado #empedradochile #muniempedrado #prefieroelmaule Traffic jam in Empedrado #gwcotruquilemuvineyard Don Cristian y René arando la Vega

Taco en Empedrado #empedrado #empedradochile #muniempedrado #prefieroelmaule Traffic jam in Empedrado #gwcotruquilemuvineyard Don Cristian y René arando la Vega ...

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Tomo II Don José breaking up the column of wisdom in Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #dryfarming

Tomo II Don José breaking up the column of wisdom in Truquilemu #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #dryfarming ...

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Still prepping USA - todavia preparando EEUU #gwcovigno #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #vignadoresdecarignan #vignadores_de_carignan

Still prepping USA - todavia preparando EEUU #gwcovigno #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #vignadoresdecarignan #vignadores_de_carignan ...

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@singleferments 9-10 years ago in Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwinery 
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan #chileanfarms

@singleferments 9-10 years ago in Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
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Pirque Vineyard
Maipo Valley
Cabernet Franc
2017 - Lot 90

An “elegant blue-fruited gent with muscles inside a well-cut jacket.”

Alcohol: 14
pH  3,66
Acidez:  5,2
Azúcar residual: 2,3

19  barrels Cabernet Franc

5684 bottles filled

 

The Vineyard:
- 35 yrs old
- Alluvial soils, round stones at 40+ cm
- aprox 5,5oo kgs per hectare

In a nutshell:
- Mountain grown in the Maipo in Pirque aprox 6oo mts
- Vineyard planted in the 1980´s

The Vintage
In a retrospective tasting of various vintages lately 2017 came to be called the year of the heat, but here from Maipo it is more restrained. It was warmer than most years but healthy and dry.

D.O.: Pirque - Maipo Valley   (Maipo Alto / Maipo Andes)

Tipo: “Elegant blue-fruited gent with muscles inside a well-cut jacket.”

Variety: Pure Cabernet Franc

Vineyard Characterístics:
Aprox 1 Hectare / Alluvial soils with classic round stones 40-90 cm deep.

An ancient riverbed flows beneath this vineyard. Rio Clarillo once had two tributaries that have since dried up. Soil studies with Pedro Parra revealed the river´s path and this cuartel from the bending section of the old river as especially interesting.  Altitude 600 mts+ allows a freshness that works very well with this variety when it is extracted gently allowing elegant and distinct flavour profile of blue fruits.

Elaboration:

- Naturally fermented with native yeasts
- Conical oval-shaped lagar fermenters (open) 1,5oo kgs-3,ooo
- Caps punched down by hand
- No temp control (besides opening closing windows)

Elevage:

  • Aged in barrels over two winters— barrels third use from cooperages Sylvain, Berger, Nadalie special softer Noisette toast.

 

¿How many lots of this wine?

Just one each year.

Previous Pirque Vineyard  Cabernet Franc bottlings:

Pirque Vineyard Lot 80 – 2016
Pirque Vineyard Lot 70 – 2015
Pirque Vineyard Lot 60 – 2014
Pirque Vineyard Lot 50 – 2013

Yes this is the 90th  lot of wine we have bottled since 2001.

 

House Tasting Note:

Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cabernet Franc 2017 - Lot # 90
Nose of crushed raspberries and flowers. Notable freshness from being mountain-grown with blue fruit aromas, something minty, leafy, touch of balsamic-- a little wild, medium-bodied with very fine tannins, a fine texture and elegant.

Ageability

  • vintage will age 10 years gracefully, but the wine is approachable today
    (2009 is drinking well and with a few more years before it will begin to peak)

 

Best drinking

 2020-2030

 

C r i t i c´ s   N o t e s

James Suckling .com
GWCo. Cabernet Franc Lot # 90 – 2017 - 94 pts - James Suckling
A spicy and deliciously fresh cabernet franc that shows dried herbs, cedar, dried blueberries and lavender. The palate has a soft and velvety mouthfeel, but remains dialed-in with edgy acidity and firm tannins. Drink in 2024.

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Critics on Previous Vintages from this parcel

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 239
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2013  - Lot # 80 – 94 Pts
The 2016 Pirque Vineyard is a little closed but feels very solid. It has varietal and zone character, without excessive mintiness, faintly balsamic. It's still very young, but it seems to have all the ingredients for a great development in bottle, with the textbook tannins. Derek Mossman described it quite accurately as an “elegant blue-fruited gent with muscles inside a well-cut jacket.” There you go! 3,012 bottles were filled from 11 barrels in November 2017 as Lot #80. Drink 2018-2o26 Luis Gutierrez

 

James Suckling .com
GWCo. Cabernet Franc Lot # 80 – 2016 - 94 pts - James Suckling (Tied for best Cab Franc of Chile)
A spicy and deliciously fresh cabernet franc that shows dried herbs, cedar, dried blueberries and lavender. The palate has a soft and velvety mouthfeel, but remains dialed-in with edgy acidity and firm tannins. Drink in 2024.

 

Vinous - Joaquín Hidalgo Mar 2020
GWCo. Cabernet Franc Lot # 80 – 2016 - 93 pts

A Cabernet Franc from Pirque, Maipo that spent two years in third use barrels. A textbook wine for the region in terms of how the ripeness is handled: on the nose it presents fresh blackcurrant and cherry with mint and a bell pepper backdrop. Complex and attractive, it is fleshy on the tongue offering elegant tannins and just the right, designer freshness.

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 239
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2013  - Lot # 70 – 93 Pts
The Maipo Cabernet Franc 2015 Pirque Vineyard is open and expressive and hitting on all cylinders. It feels very floral next to the 2016, which is shyer. It has polished, round tannins and feels quite gentle. 3,000 bottles were filled in November 2016. Drink 2018-2o24 Luis Gutierrez

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 23o
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2013  - Lot # 60 – 93 Pts
There is also a Cabernet Franc from Pirque labeled as 2014 Pirque Vineyard, which was cropped from vines planted in the 1980s and grown at 700 meters altitude. They always provide amusing descriptions of their wines, and this one was described as "Elegant blue-fruited gent with muscles inside a well cut jacket." The usual modus operandi was followed once more, with native fermentation in open top fermenters with punching down by hand and two winters in used barrels. It has herbal aromas, spicier notes and especially more character than the majority of Cabernet Sauvignon from Maipo. It is also very spicy in the palate with some "morrón" pepper nuances. Very tasty, almost salty. 2,464 bottles were filled in November 2015. Drink 2017-2o27 Luis Gutierrez

Descorchados 2017 – Patricio Tapia
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2014  - Lot # 60 – 94 Pts
La frescura de las frutas rebosa en copa. Dan ganas de atraparlas y morderlas. Y un solo trago nos permite hacerlo. Patricio Tapia

Tim Atkin MW
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2014  - Lot # 60 – 92 Pts
If you want to taste the difference between Maipo and Maule, compare this Cabernet Franc with the Lot #52 release. This is denser, darker and more concentrated with plush fruit flavours and sweet cassis and dark berry fruit complemented by vanilla oak. 2018-24

 

 

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 23o
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2013  - Lot # 50 – 93 Pts
The 2013 Lot #50 Cabernet Franc is sourced, like all the lots of Cabernet Franc, from the Pirque Vineyard in Maipo, and in this vintage the vineyard is shown on the label (well, it's actually painted on the bottle!). It has that note of freshness I find in some of the best high-altitude vineyards, with some blue fruit aromas, something minty, leafy, herbal, balsamic, very fresh and a little wild. This is a vineyard at some 700 meters altitude. The palate is also very fresh, medium-bodied with very fine tannins, a fine texture and is very elegant. I tasted the 2009 for context and aging potential, and even when they used more oak at the time, the wine is aging very nicely, with some rusticity. 5,513 bottles were filled. Drink 2017-2o27 Luis Gutierrez

Descorchados 2016 – Patricio Tapia
LOT # 5o Pirque Vineyard ?Cabernet Franc 2013
Lleno de aromas a hojas de tabaco, este es un vino rico en dulzor, pero a la vez fresco y tenso. ?92 pts Patricio Tapia

Descorchados 2014 Ranked Best Cab Franc of Chile?
Pirque Vineyard Maipo Valley Cab Franc 2011  - Lot # 36 – 93 Pts
Este Cabernet Franc viene del Alto Maipo, de la zona de Pirque, a unos 700 mts sobre el nivel del mar, una zona privilegiado para esta cepa que no ha sido tan explotada en el Maipo. En este caso, es un Franc lleno de aromas herbales rico en frescor, pero también de una extraña complejidad terrosa, con aromas de tierra húmeda (suena raro, pero en fin, la imaginación da para mucho…) Este es un vino que tiene que probar. - Patricio Tapia

 

Decanter Magazine UK – Nov 2015 Top 6 Cabernet Franc from South America ?
Garage Wine CO. Lot # 42 vintage 2012 Oak seems dominant when first opened but look beyond and you will see thick layers of ripse, voluptuous fruit behind. This is a generous Cab franc, yet very well balanced. 17,5 pts Drink 2015 - 2021 Alc 14%

James Suckling .com
GWCo. Cabernet Franc Lot # 21 – 2009 - 95 pts - James Suckling 
Incredible nose of crushed raspberries and flowers. Bay leaf too. Pureness of fruit here. Full body, round and silky tannins and a beautiful freshness and length. A fabulous wine. About 14 barrels made. Try to find it. Drink now. (Best Cab Franc of Chile)

GWCo. Cabernet Franc Lot # 28 – 2010 - 94 pts - James Suckling 
Fresh herb on the nose with thyme undertones. Dark fruits too. Full body plus a solid backbone of fruit and a long and intense finish. Wonderful tannin tension. Serious structure. Drink now or hold. (Best Cab Franc of Chile)

Wine Advocate – Robert Parker , #213 Jun 2014 (Neil Martin!)
Lot #36 Cabernet Franc – 2011 92 pts (Best result for Cab Franc from Chile)
Lot 36 is from a vineyard at 700 meters altitude in the Pirque region in the Alto Maipo, a place already well-known for Cabernet. This wine has a clean aroma of raspberry leaf and red fruits along with balsamic notes and great purity. The palate is medium-bodied, fresh, clean and pure, with a bitter note that lingers in your mouth. Drink now-2017.

Wine Advocate – Robert Parker , #204 Dec 2012 ?
Lot 28 Cabernet Franc 2010 -  92 pts (Best Cab Franc from Chile)
Lot 28 comes from 25+- year-old vines at 800 meters altitude and spends two winters in oak. It has a very convincing, fresh, expressive bouquet with pure brambly, briary black fruit and freshly tilled soil. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp black cherry and blueberry fruit on the entry. The tannins are fine and edgy, while the finish is beautifully composed and contains Margaux- like femininity. This is extremely well-crafted Cabernet Franc, surfeit with personality. Drink now-2017.

GWCo Lot # 36 Cab Franc – 2011
Bright ruby. Intense, spice-accented aromas of cherry, redcurrant and violet, with smoke and mineral topnotes. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering energetic red fruit flavors that take on weight with air. Finishes smoky, spicy and very long, with slow-building tannins and resonating florality. 91 Steve Tanzer 91   -  Josh Raynolds - Steve Tanzer Int’l Wine Cellar

Pictures of this vineyard taken over the past few years:

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Great shot of the family working harvest in @la.cav / buena foto familiar de cosecha en @la.cav #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard

Great shot of the family working harvest in @la.cav / buena foto familiar de cosecha en @la.cav #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcolashiguerasvineyard ...

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Y para empezar cuarentena un vertical de CF de Maipo con los vecinos: cuarto piso 2017, tercer piso 2016, segundo piso 2015 y @singleferments en primer piso con 2014 / to begin the new lockdown in Santiago we got the neighbours together for a socially distanced vertical of Cab Franc Maipo: fourth floor Jorge with 2017 Lot 9o, third floor Monica with Lot 8o 2016, second floor Alejandro y Alejandra 2015 Lot 70 and Pilar on the ground with Lot 60 from 2014. Pirque Vineyard lockdown vertical — a corona  vertical 
#gwcocabfranc 
#gwcocabernetfranc
#gwcoharvest
#gwcoharvest2020
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#movichile
#gwcolashiguerasvineyard
#gwcopirquevineyard
#garagewineco

Y para empezar cuarentena un vertical de CF de Maipo con los vecinos: cuarto piso 2017, tercer piso 2016, segundo piso 2015 y @singleferments en primer piso con 2014 / to begin the new lockdown in Santiago we got the neighbours together for a socially distanced vertical of Cab Franc Maipo: fourth floor Jorge with 2017 Lot 9o, third floor Monica with Lot 8o 2016, second floor Alejandro y Alejandra 2015 Lot 70 and Pilar on the ground with Lot 60 from 2014. Pirque Vineyard lockdown vertical — a corona vertical
#gwcocabfranc
#gwcocabernetfranc
#gwcoharvest
#gwcoharvest2020
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#movichile
#gwcolashiguerasvineyard
#gwcopirquevineyard
#garagewineco
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Sundown over Bagual Vineyard. Garnacha anyone ? #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcogarnacha #movichile #gwcobagualgarnacha
#gwcoharvest2020
#bagualvineyard
#gwcobagualgarnacha
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule

Sundown over Bagual Vineyard. Garnacha anyone ? #gwcobagualvineyard #gwcogarnacha #movichile #gwcobagualgarnacha
#gwcoharvest2020
#bagualvineyard
#gwcobagualgarnacha
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
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That time of year when you need a wand to make 7.5 barrels appear miraculously — or spend days accommodating all the final bits as separated as best can be managed. All I am saying today is Give Pais a half dozen extra barrels — the oldest ones you can find... #gwcotruquilemu 
#gwcoharvest2020
#truquilemu
#gwcopais
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleprofundo
#regiondelmaule
#empedrado
#movichile 
#vinopais
#givepaisachance
#pipeño

That time of year when you need a wand to make 7.5 barrels appear miraculously — or spend days accommodating all the final bits as separated as best can be managed. All I am saying today is Give Pais a half dozen extra barrels — the oldest ones you can find... #gwcotruquilemu
#gwcoharvest2020
#truquilemu
#gwcopais
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleprofundo
#regiondelmaule
#empedrado
#movichile
#vinopais
#givepaisachance
#pipeño
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With Nivaldo Morales ten years ago (almost) after grafting Garnacha and Mataró next his Cariñena #gwcosauzalvineyard #gwcoharvest
#gwcoharvest2020
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile

With Nivaldo Morales ten years ago (almost) after grafting Garnacha and Mataró next his Cariñena #gwcosauzalvineyard #gwcoharvest
#gwcoharvest2020
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
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@singleferments 9-10 years ago in Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwinery 
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan #chileanfarms

@singleferments 9-10 years ago in Truqui #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwinery
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan #chileanfarms
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Oh how I miss the early mornings with a trailer full of picking baskets #gwcoharvest2020

Oh how I miss the early mornings with a trailer full of picking baskets #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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And back to work in the bodega — cake anyone? #gwcoharvest
#gwcoharvest2020
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile

And back to work in the bodega — cake anyone? #gwcoharvest
#gwcoharvest2020
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
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A whole lot of gamelas of fruit got picked . . . #gwcoharvest
#gwcoharvest2020
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile

A whole lot of gamelas of fruit got picked . . . #gwcoharvest
#gwcoharvest2020
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
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Trusty trailer helps pick in small bits and batches - #gwcoharvest2020

Trusty trailer helps pick in small bits and batches - #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Second last day of harvest convoy style three different bits in a day Puico Bajo #gwcoharvest2020

Second last day of harvest convoy style three different bits in a day Puico Bajo #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Looks like we are going to have to press out tomorrow after all. Anyone at home want to try? #gwcoharvest
#gwcoharvest2020
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile

Looks like we are going to have to press out tomorrow after all. Anyone at home want to try? #gwcoharvest
#gwcoharvest2020
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
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We call her Thin Lizzy — Phoenix 2020 is starting to fizzle (at low temp she never manages much of a gurgle) #gwcoharvest2020

We call her Thin Lizzy — Phoenix 2020 is starting to fizzle (at low temp she never manages much of a gurgle) #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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So I said “hey let’s bring a concrete egg out for a diversity of vessels shot! And I was promptly given the bird and R2D2 on the end was added instead... #gwcoharvest2020

So I said “hey let’s bring a concrete egg out for a diversity of vessels shot! And I was promptly given the bird and R2D2 on the end was added instead... #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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One wheeler Cinsault #gwcocinsault #gwcoportezuelovineyard #gwcoharvest2020

One wheeler Cinsault #gwcocinsault #gwcoportezuelovineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Last shot of the mare we missed harvesting in Truqui this year [Maquina is her name]. Don Juvenal helping with the gamelas. Hechando de menos la yegua: Máquina este año. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan

Last shot of the mare we missed harvesting in Truqui this year [Maquina is her name]. Don Juvenal helping with the gamelas. Hechando de menos la yegua: Máquina este año. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan
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Missing the horses cont’d #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan

Missing the horses cont’d #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan
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Remembering past harvests bringing the fruit in with a horse and carruncho. This year we kept the group picking much smaller and went slower. We simply did not need the yegua to help. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan

Remembering past harvests bringing the fruit in with a horse and carruncho. This year we kept the group picking much smaller and went slower. We simply did not need the yegua to help. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard
#gwcoharvest2020
#gwcocariñena
#gwcocarignan
#vinochileno
#chileanwine
#mauleadicto
#regiondelmaule
#movichile
#vignadoresdecarignan
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Pilar on deck with various musts of consequence @singleferments #gwcoharvest2020

Pilar on deck with various musts of consequence @singleferments #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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CF Las Higueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 @singleferments

CF Las Higueras #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 @singleferments ...

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Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest @vignadores_de_carignan @vigno #vigno #vignadoresdecarignan

Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest @vignadores_de_carignan @vigno #vigno #vignadoresdecarignan ...

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Sped Havesting #gwcoharvest2020

Sped Havesting #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Looking back at the 2020 harvest cutting Truqui #gwcoharvest2020 @vignadores_de_carignan #vignadoresdecarignan

Looking back at the 2020 harvest cutting Truqui #gwcoharvest2020 @vignadores_de_carignan #vignadoresdecarignan ...

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Mr Flowers aka Flores #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020

Mr Flowers aka Flores #gwcolashiguerasvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 ...

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Sequestered and bored? Take a ride in one of Lucho’s gamelas. Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Here are picking for our Vigno 2020. @vignadoresdecarignan @vigno Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest

Sequestered and bored? Take a ride in one of Lucho’s gamelas. Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Here are picking for our Vigno 2020. @vignadoresdecarignan @vigno Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest ...

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Don Alonso receiving fruit #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcosemillon

Don Alonso receiving fruit #gwcoharvest2020
#gwcoisidorevineyard #gwcosemillon
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Sequestered and bored? Raoul will be carrying your basket today and Armando receiving. Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest @vignadores_de_carignan @vigno #vigno #vignadoresdecarignan

Sequestered and bored? Raoul will be carrying your basket today and Armando receiving. Welcome to Truquilemu— the promised land of old vine head trained Cariñena. Free the vines no more trellises! #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoharvest2020 #gwcovirtualharvest @vignadores_de_carignan @vigno #vigno #vignadoresdecarignan ...

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