Carignan Garnacha Mataro #45


This blend of Carignan, Garnacha and Mataro (aka Monastrell) was grown by ploughmen farmers in the cooler parts of the Maule called Sauzal.  Farmed by hand and horse with traditional methods for dry-farming old vines. Grown on vines with "colonial" rootstock, fermented with native yeasts, punched down by hand, pressed manually and barrel aged for two winters. 13.2% ABV.  2,332 bottles made. 

94 points
"...sourced from that Sauzal vineyard in the Maule Valley. A very similar wine is also sold in the United Kingdom as The Ploughmen. The nose is fresh and has tantalizing aromas of blueberries, violets, orange peel, raspberry leaf and aniseed with a touch of aromatic herbs that provide freshness. The palate is electric, with citric acidity, ultra-fine tannins and very good length. This is both rustic and elegant, wild and subtle. None of these wines show any alcohol or wood. This is a superb, fresh, Mediterranean blend that shows what the Maule is capable of. Bravo! Around 4,000 bottles were produced."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, December 2015

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Sustainable/Culture Raisonee