Clos des Fous "Pour Ma Gueule" 2017


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The French phrase "pour ma gueule" translates more or less as "for my gob", as in this is the gluggable wine the winemaker is keeping for himself!

Clos des Fous is an exciting project between four Chilean friends: Pedro Parra (the viticulturalist), François Massoc and Paco Leyton (the winemakers), and Albert Cussen, who looks after the business. 'Fous' is the French word for 'crazy men', a reference to what their peers described as their 'craziness' in crossing the traditional vineyard boundaries of Chile to source grapes from vineyards in the extreme conditions further south and east. Pedro is credited with discovering many of the top vineyard sites across Chile, as well as revolutionising the way in which iconic wineries, such as Montes, plant and manage their vineyards.

This is a blend of Cinsault, País (a local grape) and Syrah from the Itata Valley. Outstanding fruit with a noseful of red berries, black cherry, black pepper and a hint of violet.