Clos des Fous, Pour Ma Gueule, Itata Valley, ChileRegular price £14.00
is a secret that we don't mind letting you in on... In fact, 'Pour Ma Gueule' is a French expression that translates to 'for my gob' - winemaker slang for the stash of wine the producer is keeping to drink himself. BUT, this wine is too goo not to share.
Fruit forward with smokey, earthy notes. The wine is perfect as a aperitif or for quaffing, but equally is so textured and complex that it's a wonderful accompaniment to rustic, hearty meat dishes.
It's no secret that we're big fans of this wine - we pour it by the glass in our restaurants and stock a number of wines made by this wonderfully clever producer.
Meet The Maker...
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. The winery is based in Maule, to the south of the main vineyard area, where the 'Fous' make an enviable range of top quality varietal wines.
The Nuts & Bolts...
87% Cinsault , 9% Pais, 4% Syrah/Shiraz
Suitable for Vegans
Total Acidity 5.1 g/L
Residual Sugar 1.9 g/L