Garage Wine Co Las Higueras Vineyard Lot 102 Cabernet Franc 2018
Garage Wine Co was literally started in a garage in 2001, by Etobicoke expat Derek Mossman and his wife Pilar Miranda. Since then, the dynamic duo have chosen to revive old vineyards in marginalized Chilean communities. They work mostly in the regions of Maule and Itata where they make highly coveted wines.
Las Higueras vineyard is an old plot planted with 115 year old Cabernet Franc, that Derek and Pilar have been recovering since 2013 with the support of their dry-farming vignerons partners from Sauzal and Puico. The intense nose contains blackberry and maraschino cherries with bell pepper, herbs and a hint of tobacco. A rustic texture combines with firm tannins that get very juicy when woken up by the fresh acidity that moves into a long finish with soft woody notes. A serious wine.