Intense dark ruby in colour. The Cabernet Franc from Las Higueras, Maule, aged for two years. The intense bouquet shows blackberry and Maraschino cherries with bell pepper, herbs and a hint of tobacco. A rough texture combines with firm tannins that get very juicy when woken up by the moderate acidity and a long finish of woody notes. A serious wine.
Garage Wine Company Higueras Lot 92 Cabernet Franc
for the equivalent of £22.75 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Garage Wine Co.
Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc
Style: Savoury and Spicy
Appellation: Maule Valley
Alcohol: 13.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl
3 in stock
As the name suggests, the company was established in Derek and Pilars' garage twenty years ago. When the one vineyard that had been supplying them with grapes decided to stop – preferring to sell their fruit to better-known producers – the Garage Wine Company looked further south to the Maule and Itata Valleys in the dry-farmed Secano Interior region. There, the winery started working with small-scale, unknown growers whose ancestors had been dry farming the land since Colonial Times. To this day, these farmers continue to use the wisdom handed down through the generations, resulting in better quality fruit and, ultimately, more characterful wines.