Cabernet Franc Pirque #80


The vines, planted in the 1980's, are grown in the Pirque Vineyard in the Maipo at 700m elevation. An ancient riverbed lies beneath the vineyard, and the particular soild here give the Cabernet Franc gives the wine flavors of blue fruit and mint. Fermented naturally with manual punch-downs; pressing was also by hand. The wine was barreled in neutral oak (third-use French oak) over two winters and then bottled in recycled glass. Unfined and unfiltered.


94 points
"...a little closed but feels very solid. It has varietal and zone character, without excessive mintiness, faintly balsamic. It's still very young, but it seems to have all the ingredients for a great development in bottle, with the textbook tannins. Derek Mossman described it quite accurately as an “elegant blue-fruited gent with muscles inside a well-cut jacket.” There you go! 3,012 bottles were filled from 11 barrels in November 2017 as Lot #80."
Luis Gutiérrez,
Wine Advocate
, October 2018

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Cabernet Franc
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