Intense dark ruby in colour. The bouquet shows crushed raspberries and flowers. Notable freshness from being mountain-grown with blue fruit aromas, something minty, leafy, touch of balsamic– a little wild, medium-bodied with very fine tannins, a fine texture and elegant on the finish.
Garage Wine Company Pirque Lot 90 Cabernet Franc
for the equivalent of £21.50 a bottle
CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
Grower: Garage Wine Co.
Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc
Style: Savoury and Spicy
Appellation: Maipo Valley
Alcohol: 14% 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.