This bright and brooding red blend shows the true potential of the Maule and Itata valleys.
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.
It has the backbone for a pairing with grilled meats from lamb to steaks, but would shine with slow-cooked short ribs.
The 2017 Facundo was produced with 45% Carignan from Maule, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon from Itata, 15% Cabernet Franc from Colchagua and 5% Petit Verdot from Itata. It fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured in neutral barrels for 26 months. This is an unusual blend that comes through as perfumed and spicy, a little herbal with a smoky touch and quite complex. The wine has abundant, fine-grained, slightly rustic tannins with moderate acidity. 6,582 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2021.Wine Advocate August 2021
The 2017 Red Blend Facundo is a blend of 45% Carignan, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot from Maule and Itata, aged for 26 months in neutral barrels. Garnet red in color. The bold nose offers cherry, blackberry and black currant alongside secondary woody notes. Expressive in the mouth, with precise acidity and a delicate flow that preserves the intense flavors and tannins. The finish is rich and lengthy.Vinous May 2021
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:
- 45% Carignan, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
- Avg Elevation:
- 325 feet
- Avg Age of Vines:
- 32 years
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