85% Cabernet Franc
Galantas represents the maximum expression of Cabernet Franc in the Maipo Andres valley. A wine capable of expressing the characteristic vibrance, elegance, and finesse of this unique terroir. The grapes are sourced from Haras de Pirque’s organic vineyards, situated in the Maipo Andes valley at over 2300 feet (700 meters) above sea level. Here Cabernet Franc succeeds in expressing to the maximum degree its important potential, much assisted by the cool nights of the Andres foothills.
The 2016 climate at Haras de Pirque was distinguished by cool temperatures and light rainfall, weather which allowed the grapes to iripen slowly, preserving typical aromas and the charactertic freshness of the wines. The Caberent Franc harvest took place in two separate moments: in early April in the case of the high-lying vineyards while the valley floor plots were picked at the end of the same month. The Carménère, a late ripening grape variety, instead, was picked in early May.
The four separate Cabernet Franc vineyard plots and the Careménère were fermented separately in stainless steel and french oak tanks. The cold, pre- fermentation maceration lasted from three to five days and aimed at fully bringing out the aromatic componenets of the grapes. After the fermentation, which utilzied solely spontaneous yeasts, the wine wnet into 60 gallon French oak barrels where it aged for a period of fourteen months.
Galantas shows a ruby-purpule color and the nose expresses notes of graphite along with such dark berry fruit as blueberries and blackberies. The palate is supple, elegant, fresh, and mineral-laced. A wine capable of demonstrating all of the character of the Maipo Andes valley.