Cheval Franc
2000
General Description:

Renowned amongst local wine lovers as the true Maltese thoroughbred since its inception in 1994, Cheval Franc was inspired by the passion for horses of Marsovin's late founder Chevalier Anthony Cassar, hence its name. Cheval Franc is a privately-owned estate wine, which is made predominantly from Cabernet Franc grapes blended with Syrah grapes, both grown and handpicked from the Cheval Franc Estate. This Estate, which is Marsovin’s second largest, is situated on the Wardija hillside, overlooking the islands of St. Paul. It was chosen for its proximity to the sea with its cool evening breezes, and its soil variety that yields grapes of excellent quality, resulting in an intense bouquet.

Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc
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Peak Drinking: 2009
Food Matches

John Dory, red mullet, wild asparagus omelette, charcuterie

Tasting Notes:

Appearance

Pale intensity with a thin tawny rim and a medium garnet core.

Nose

Fading aromas of a vegetal nature with freshly-cut grass & asparagus revealing mineral traces of earth, tar and subtle blueberries.

Palate

The wine has soft acidity and a modest level of supple tannins. It is medium bodied with short fruitiness and a fading finish.

Conclusion

A wine that has already reached its peak and should be drunk now.