Cru Truquilemu

In a Nutshell
Fermenting pieces of the vineyard separately over many years two distinct personalities emerged. We have bottled them separately since 2018. Cru is born a more sturdy wine with extra stuffing and more tension. She benefits from a kind of buttressing effect that more liberal inclusion of stems produces.

House note
Still young and austere. The aromatics display a wonderfully crisp, pure delineated red cherry and a blue fruit scented top note with plenty of granitic minerality and graphite in support. The nose is floral, elegant, perhaps more subtle than 2016, becoming deeper and more nuanced with time in the glass. The palate shows great freshness with a thread of fine acidity going through its backbone. Spice and mineral-accented aromas of red and blue fruit joined by slowly emerging violet and notes of murtilla. Sappy and concentrated yet lithe and sultry, with energetic black raspberry and floral pastille flavours on the mid-palette and a bracing suggestion of blood orange that adds bite to the back half. Long, long life ahead.”

  • VarietalCarignan, Syrah
  • VintageSince 2018
  • D.O.Empedrado - Maule Valley
  • Bottles filled4 500 approx.

Frosts comes every year to some of the vineyards that are closer to the coast and higher on the Coastal Range. It can be a nuisance but on many occasions the old plants have a second budding that comes stronger than one would expect — el Profe explains. #gwcotruquilemuvineyard #gwcoworks #gwcovintage2023 #gwcogente ...

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