Clos des Fous - "Pour Ma Gueule" Assemblage Itata Red Blend 2019 13.0% ABV 750ml

Clos des Fous - "Pour Ma Gueule" Assemblage Itata Red Blend 2019 13.0% ABV 750ml

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This fresh red blend from Itata has notes of tobacco, rose petals, mint, eucalyptus, and a spicy, smoky character on the nose. The light to medium bodied palate shows red apple, rhubarb, and strawberry to lead to a finish of baking chocolate and earl gray tea atop fine tannins and moderate acidity. A beautiful wine to enjoy on its own, or to pair with anything from black bean burgers to rack of lamb. Vegan friendly.

85% Cinsault, 8% País, 5% Malbec and 2% Carignan from Itata. Unoaked (matured in concrete). 

Case Production: 1800
Region / Location: Itata
Vineyard: Multiple Various small vineyards that average 3 acres each planted in 1965-Average
Altitude: 265ft
Farming Practices: Lutte Raisonee
Soil Type: Granite
Trellis System: Bush Vine
Yield: 2.5 tons/acre
Stem Inclusion: None
Yeast: Native
Winemaker: Paco Leyton and Felipe Cartes
Élevage: Concrete Vat
Lees Contact: 12 months
Filtration Method: Light Cartridge Filtration
Maceration / Fermentation: 10 day cold soak

91 Points Robert Parker Wine Advocate

More Info from Brazos Wine:

"Clos des Fous was founded in 2008 by Pedro Parra, Francois Massoc, Paco Leyton and Albert Cussen.  The four friends were tired of hearing that Chilean wine was all boring, industrial, green, and overripe so they set out in search of the Dark Side of the Moon.  Francois and Pedro are longtime friends, akin to brothers, and both have spent much time abroad making wine and working vineyards in Europe.  Clos des Fous’ philosophy is to produce wines with tension, from grapes grown in extreme terroir,  with minimal intervention in the winery. Clos des Fous owns and manages vineyards in Malleco, Guarilihue, Alto Cahapoal, and Western Aconcagua.  They produce a variety of wines and work with multiple iterations of Pinot Noir, Cinsault, Pais, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Riesling at their winery in Cauquenes, Maule.  Pedro Parra has a Masters degree in precision agriculture and a Ph.D. for his work with terroir.  Pedro currently consults as a terroir specialist around the globe in Argentina, Oregon, Italy, France, Spain, Georgia, Croatia, and beyond working with world renowned vignerons like Jean Marc Roulot.  Clos des Fous is one of Chile’s most innovative, inspiring, and authentic wineries producing some of the most exciting wines in South America."