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Garage Wine Co. Single Ferment Series Pais 215 Cauquenes 2021 750ml

SKU: 210000057503 ISBN: 7350093820812
$19.99
90+

Wine Information:

Country: Chile

Region: Central Valley

Appellation: Cauquenes

Variety: Pais

$19.99

93 Points The 2021 País 215 BC Ferment, a village red from plots they know well, four of them fermented together. The explanation of the name is as follows: "A winery was making País in Portezuelo in 1548 (documented); Cabernet Sauvignon (a crossing of Cabernet Franc & Sauvignon Blanc) is documented from 1763 (near Bordeaux). The difference: 1763 – 1548 = 215 thus: 215 year BC 'Before Cabernet.'" Like the rest of the wines, it fermented wit indigenous yeast in open-top vats with some stems and matured in neutral barrels over one winter. It's perfumed, floral, clean and expressive, very elegant and balanced, with refined tannins. Brilliant.

Darker [and more serious] than many País out there with proper complexity and depth, ripe flavors and round tannins without ‘rusticity’. This is the character of the grape on granite soils made in small lots with focus. Winemaker Description.