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For Pedro Parra the purest expression of his passionate devotion to terroir is Clos des Fous, his collaboration with Francois Massoc, Paco Leyton, and Albert Cussen. Although the project is based in Pedro's home region of Bio Bio, 500km south of Santiago, the focus is not limited to making wines from Bio Bio: rather the idea is to discover (or rediscover) and celebrate great unknown terroirs throughout Chile - a vast and endlessly varied country - that is full of the vibrancy, uniqueness, and...
Complex nose opens in red fruits, predominantly murtilla, cherry and raspberry. Its complexity expands floral notes predominating the native flora such as chamomile, pennyroyal and flower Boldo. Notes minerals will supplement this aromatic palette with a touch of gunpowder, earth and granite. Mouth very consistent with his nose, we find these descriptors, balancing everything with a large volume and refreshing acidity. Cozy, full and complex wine.
Hailing from multiple vineyard sources in Cauquenes and Maule. The 4.5 acres of vineyards were planted in 1985 at an elevation of these vineyards is 490ft,on granite soils.. Lutte Raisonee farming practices are along with bush vines (no trellising) to obtain yields of 2 tons/acre.
Hand harvested grapes from old vines of dry lands of Cauquenes and Itata. Fermented by the traditional artisan methods. Winemaker Francois Massoc uses selected yeast strains and zero stem inclusion. The elevage is done in vats and stainless steel tanks with 12 months lees contact.
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Ripe-blackberry and herbal notes give this generous yet nicely balanced and warm red a lot of appeal. The supple tannins add some nice structure at the long, moderately dry finish.See detailed press review