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Calcu Cabernet Franc "Reserva Especial" '16

Colchagua Valley

Calcu Cabernet Franc "Reserva Especial" '16

Calcu is a very small winery in the Colchagua Valley in Chile.  Here, Rodrigo Romero produces estate-driven wines with aid from local vinegrowers in the area, all in which are sustainable farms.  Colchagua Valley is a region that is located right in the center of Chile's winemaking region that runs from north to south.  Here, Bordeaux varietals thrive amidst a warm climate with very fertile soils.  Calcu sets themself apart from the crowd, being a small, estate-driven winery amongst bulk wine producers.  And that is the shift that we are seeing in South America, in general, as quality is becoming a redeeming factor over quantity.  As we continue to research this continent of various winemaking regions, we see more breaking away from sourcing their vineyards and becoming estate-bottled.

This wine is 100% Cabernet Franc, right from the heart of the valley.  It sees silky red fruit, ripe and bordering on an almost dried fruit quality in concentration, hints of chocolate and spice, but overall this is an energetic expression of the grape, influenced from a decent diurnal temperature swing that aids in acidic freshness.  Perfect with grilled food.




Producer Calcu
Vintage 2016
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Cabernet Franc


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In-Store Pickup

To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

Near North

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1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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