2015 Viña Maquis Cabernet Franc Colchagua Valley

SKU #1411520 92 points James Suckling

 I love the fragrant nose of violets with delicate herbal notes and just a hint of licorice. On the palate there is a tannin structure that makes this red simultaneously warm and fresh. The balancing act continues through the long finish. Drink or hold.  (3/2018)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The variety that best represents the essence of Maquis is Cabernet Franc, the entry level of which is the 2015 Cabernet Franc. The varietal bottlings are usually complemented by other grapes, in this case 5% Carménère and 3% Petit Verdot. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French oak barrels for one year. This has ripe black fruit without excess and some varietal notes. It's medium-bodied with fine tannins and good volume. 20,000 bottles produced. (LG)  (10/2018)


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Varietal:

Cabernet Franc

- While Cabernet Franc, a parent with Sauvignon Blanc to the ubiquitous Cabernet Sauvignon, frequently plays second fiddle in Bordeaux blends (though it does get more props on the Right Bank, where it dominates Cheval Blanc), this lighter, higher acid/lower tannin, early-maturing, perfumed red varietal is far from a wallflower. It is the headliner in the Loire Valley appellations of Saumur-Champigny, Bourgueil, St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Chinon and Anjou-Villages, where it makes exceptional, food-friendly wines. Outside of France, Cabernet Franc can be found in northern Italy, particularly in Friuli and in California where it is frequently used as a blending grape in Bordeaux-style wines. Heartier in the cold than Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc is gaining a foothold in northern and eastern wine regions like Canada, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
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Chile

- Located on the western coast of South America and bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Andes to the East, the Chilean wine-growing climate is similar to that of California's Napa Valley and Bordeaux. The Chilean wine industry is known for being consistently free of phylloxera, but political and economic unrest has brought its own source of disorder. The recent establishment of a free market has resuscitated the wine industry, and significant investments have been made, switching the economic focus from domestic production to exports. Chile produces roughly a quarter of the wine Argentina produces, and is known for single-varietal exports, predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. It's a popular region in the U.S. known for inexpensive and tasty wine.
Alcohol Content (%): 14