The Special Ones…

In which Peter pens a profile of François Massoc, a most unusual Chilean winemaker of French extraction and with a passion for making ambitious, sometimes extravagant, always engaging wines.

The piece features profiles of five winemakers by different writers:

  • Fernando Mora MW (Bodegas Frontonio, Aragón) by Sarah Jane Evans MW
  • Jérôme Bressy (Domaine Court de Mautens, Rhône) by Matt Walls
  • François Massoc (Calyptra, Cachapoal) by Peter
  • Brendon Keys (BK Wines, Adelaide Hills) by Jamie Goode
  • Lukas Van Loggerenberg (Van Loggerenberg Wines, Stellenbosch)

The brief was to pick the stars of tomorrow.

Massoc makes wonderful wines, from cultured Chardonnay to pioneering Chilean fortified – and even has plans for a ‘Chilean chartreuse’. A fascinating character – Chile needs more like him.

[The Special Ones appears in Imbibe magazine’s Spring 2019 edition]

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