Garage Wine Co 2020 "Phoenix Ferment" Pais-Carinena White 750ml
The Single Ferment Series wine are produced with grapes from more than one property co-fermented together, like the 2020 País-Cariñena Phoenix Ferment, a blanc de noirs or "blanco de tinto" as Mossman put it. It was produced with grapes from the Secano Interior zone of Cauquenes in Maule, from more than six different farms, in this case 86% País and 14% Cariñena worked organically but not certified. The whole clusters were pressed, and the juice fermented with indigenous yeasts (a constant here) in closed-top fermenters (only this and the Old Vine Pale are done in closed fermenters) and matured exclusively in stainless steel. They describe it as floral, focused and delicious, and I tend to agree; it's low in alcohol (12.5%), has good freshness and acidity and is clean and tasty.
Score: 91 points -- Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate, 2021