Collio is one of the only places in the world that makes Cabernet Franc in a Bordelaise style. With its classic pyrazine (bell pepper) nose and a dusty earth character, this wine is rounded out by ripe red fruit and hints of a cassis and violets. In 2013, Collio experienced some of the wettest and hottest months on record the grapes and vines were exposed to tremendous stress. This resulted in a richly concentrated wine, with a fuller body for Subida di Monte and generous characters of earth. Salty, dusty with intense violet aromas and a long seductive finish, the wine is forthcoming up front but it evolves into a balanced, complex red wine that is great on its own, or with company.