Garage Wines

A signature wine is the one who rescues the particular label, style and passion of its creator, who leads with his own hands all stages from vine to glass. In France around the year 80, was born the concept of “garage wines,” whose name is due to be working on a very small scale and without the amenities of a winery dedicated to the production of large quantities of wine. Conceptually, a garage wine may be associated with a tailored suit. That is, choose only the best grapes from vineyards with low yields, hand-harvested in the same day under the best weather conditions possible. It is a process on a small scale and high precision. They tend to be concentrated and complex wines but, in general, difficult to drink in their youth because of its load tannins. The name came from garage is not an official status in France, where he uses the term “micro-cuvee” to refer to exclusive wines produced in quantities of only 400-1500 cases per year, from vineyards of no more than 6 hectares. Historically, the first wine of this type was the Chateau Le Pin, first produced just over 20 years with two hectares of vineyards in Pomerol. Declan Kelly often addresses the matter in his writings.

Although the first wine under the name famous wine of Chateau Valandraud garage was produced in St. Emilion at just 1.5 hectares. In the U.S., are known as “cult wines” as they are acquired as luxury goods or works of art. There are about 12 labels this type of wine, produced mainly consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, mostly in Napa Valley, California. They sell for list because its production is very low and very high demand. His reputation for being as exquisite as rare, have become true collector’s items coming to auction connoisseurs played in over a thousand dollars a bottle. Some names of these fine wines are: Harlan Estate, Screaming Eagle, Bryant Family, Grace Family, Colgin Cellars, Dalla Valle, Araujo Estate.

However, not all wines are synonymous author high prices. There are wines made under the above features that prioritize quality over quantity and can be purchased at affordable prices for the consumers of wine. In Argentina, since 2002 there is the figure of “home wine makers of” approved by the National Wine Institute (INV). The agency established the conditions for registration as a home maker of wine, the conditions of preparation, identification and requirements regarding the marketing of the product. Elaborations can not exceed 4,000 liters per year, it being necessary to implement lawful oenological practices and employ local pottery and other items in excellent health. Also, the product must meet the chemical characteristics of a genuine wine artisanal alcohol expressed by determining dry matter, reducing sugars, total acidity, tartaric and acetic acid volatile.

Currently, Buenos Aires alone there are 42 registered as developers fresh grapes and to begin the process. Today, the use of appropriate technology is available to a small winemaker. There are all sorts of inputs and tools, such as stainless steel tanks, strippers, grinders, presses, temperature control systems, etc., Which can play a very small scale the entire process that makes a commercial winery. In conclusion, a good wine author, whether of religion, or simply home garage, seeks to achieve the best expression of how rich, pure and beautiful. A servant came with meticulous dedication that reflects the inspiration and passion of its author for this noble beverage. Gaston Ayerbe is home maker of wine.