Single Ferment Series wines include fruit from more than one parcel or vineyard site and are (co-fermented) ¨in one singular ferment ¨ Sometimes all the fruit does not enter the tank at same time and we simply stack on top of the fermenting tank when the next fruit is ripe — one single ferment one single wine. (two vineyard sites in Portezuelo and Guarilihue)
For years we watched as the small farmers with whom we grow the parcel wines were forced to accept prices dictated by the mainstream agro-giants far below their costs for working the earth. So we developed Single Ferments as a dignified means of getting more of their wonderful fruit made into wine for export. The wines are affordable yet we still manage to pay a bonafide price to the farmers.
Ancestral farming by hand and horse
Naturally fermented with native yeasts
Open top fermenters. Caps were punched down by hand. Pressing manual.
No temp control (besides opening closing windows) open tank, no nada
Pinch of sulfites after Malolactic that normally finishes a full 7 months after harvest with next summer´s heat
The 2019 Truquilemu Vineyard follows the path of the brilliant 2018 with moderate alcohol and great freshness and acidity, a tad below in refinement (within the authentic and rustic character of the...