Facundo 2012
WINE OVERVIEW

This bright and brooding red blend shows the true potential of the Maule and Itata valleys.

Tasting Notes

Bright yet brooding. Up front, it is all fresh and expressive red berries. Then, on the palate, you find touches of herbs and cocoa. It finishes with bright cherry and vivacity.

Food Pairing

It has the backbone for a pairing with grilled meats from lamb to steaks, but would shine with slow-cooked short ribs.

Tech Details

Facundo is the wine that started Felipe's independent winemaking career. It blends old-vine Carignan with Bordeaux varieties from the heart of Chile (the Carignan and Cabernet Franc are from old vines in Maule Valley, the Cabernet Sauvignon is from Itata, and Petit Verdot is from Colchagua). The vineyards are naturally low yielding from granitic soils. The components are vinified, separated, aged for 28 months in third and fourth use French neutral oak, then filtered lightly before bottling.
Varietal Composition:
50% Carginan, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Malbec
Avg Elevation:
325 feet
Avg Age of Vines:
30 years
Cases Imported:
700
Alcohol:
14.0%
Size:
12/750ml
Suggested Retail Price:
$35
UPC Code:
835603002669