92% Pinot noir and 8% Cinsault. Sourced from Pucalan and Larqui vineyards (about 10 acres total). Viñedo Larqui was planted in 1998 on paleozoic calcareous and sandy soils; Pucalan, planted in 2008, has granitic soil.
Clos des Fous was founded in 2008 by four friends. They make wine with tension, from grapes grown in extreme terroir and with minimum cellar practices. Right up our alley.
Fresh & precise Pinot for Burgundy fans. Subtle cherry pit fruit and plenty of earthy tones in perfect balance, we could drink this all day. Savory nose of green peppercorn, autumn leaves, wet slate, and forest floor. Very pretty pale color is deceptive, as this falls closer to medium bodied for Pinot. Strawberry seeds, mushroom, and graphite on the palate.
region: Aconcagua Costa, Chile
varietal: 92% Pinot Noir 8% Cinsault
style: light earthy red
farming/cellar: sustainable farming, 10-day cold soak, vinified in concrete and stainless (no oak), aged on the lees for 18 months and bottled lightly filtered