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Garage Wine Co. Single Ferment Series The Soothsayer's Ferment Cinsaulttext
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Garage Wine Co. Single Ferment Series The Soothsayer's Ferment Cinsault 2018

Maule, Valle del Claro, Valle del Maule, Region del Valle Central, ChileDerek Mossman, his wife Pilar Miranda, and Dr. Alvaro Peña have produced small lots of old-vine carignan, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon from local farmers growing grapes in Maule and Maipo for years. New to the mix is a cinsault that comes out of the bottle with supple tannins and big flavours that are almost ready to drink as soon as you take it home. The first official release comes from a small number of vineyards in Itata. The Series is usually a group of co-ferments using selected blocks from vineyards scattered about the region. Often the fruit is stacked on top of each at different times as it ripens in the vineyard. Primitive but real. The farming is ancestral, usually by horse and hand, as is the winemaking using little sulphites, neutral oak, and recycled glass. If you want natural and quality, this is it. The wine itself fills the palate instantly with beautiful plummy, aromatic red fruit with soft, lush textures and a long persistent finish flecked with leather and earth and a twist of balking spices. Impressive.Tasted: 18 January 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: CDN 20.99 select private retailers Producer: Garage Wine Co.Distributors: Revelry Import Company
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Grape: Cinsault