This hand harvested, single vineyard wine from Gualtallary is composed of 100% hand harvested Cabernet Franc. This unique wine is completely fermented and aged in a large concrete egg and sees no oak. This subtle and nuanced wine shows soft plush tannins with raspberries, ripe black currant and an underlying chalk-driven finish. Fresh wet soil, hazelnuts, figs, and savory spice dominate this earth-driven wine. Herbal and candied fruit scents, with notes of cow blood and iron, are common. The lack of oak brings out the bare tannins and adds an earthy note, which is a big part of Gualtallary's wild side. The Eggo wines showcase the perfect combination of a chalky, terroir driven wine, with vibrant fruit and a long smooth finish.
94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate I love the Eggo range, and the 2019 Eggo Franco is also superb. It was produced with Cabernet Franc and shows varietal character but with the elegance and precision of the Eggo wines, matured exclusively in concrete eggs. It's spicy, herbal, floral and perfumed, with fine tannins and great balance.
92 Points - James Suckling This has a savory nose of currants, olives, herbs and tobacco. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Dark-spice and herb notes follow through to a concentrated, focused finish. Drink from 2022.