Maquis Franco presents a dark cherry red color. The nose reveals a high complexity with red fruits such as blackberries and blueberries with some hints of lavender and a touch of regaliz. The palate is well structured, with excellent volume. It’s fresh with elegant tannins and a long and persistent finish.
“A strong contender for the title of best Cabernet Franc in Chile, this wouldn’t look out of place on Bordeaux’s right bank. Graphite and green herb aromas lead into a plate that is silky, refreshing and floral. Classy stuff ”. Maquis Franco, 96 Points from Tim Atkin, 2018.
“The top of the range here is a Cabernet Franc selected from the best plots planted with an ungrafted massal selection of the variety on alluvial clay and gravel soils. The hand-harvested grapes fermented with selected yeasts in stainless steel. The wine is put in barrel after malolactic, and the élevage lasted some 24 months. It’s still young, but it seems to have the concentration, freshness and balance to overcome it with a little more time in bottle. The palate shows a power and elegance. The tannins and the oak are still present on the palate, but the wine should develop nicely if you give it a little bit of time”. Luis Gutierrez scored Franco with 94 Points, Wine Advocate, October 2018.
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