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2017 Garage Wine Company Pirque Vineyard Cabernet FrancCabernet Franc from Chile


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  • 93 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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I retasted the pure Cabernet Franc 2017 Pirque Vineyard, which seems to have calmed down its minty and creamy Maipo Cabernet personality in this last year and a half. It comes from a vineyard planted in the 1980s in Pirque at around 700 meters in altitude. They treat this like their other single-vineyard wines, with fermentation in open-top vats with indigenous yeasts and punching down, trying to control the power. They picked this a little earlier and managed to bottle a wine with 14% alcohol and good freshness. 4,071 bottles were filled from 14 barrels in January 2019. This is their 90th wine, marked Lot #90. Better than I anticipated.

Product Detail

Item # 127470
Country Chile
Region Central Valley
Sub-Region Maule

93 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Taste tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower