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.