Clos des Fous Locura 1 Chardonnay 2014

£11.99

 

TASTING NOTE

Pale yellow with a flash of green. The nose has hints of white peach, pear and white flower blossom. A subtle note of butter on the palate with freshness and brightness, balance and complexity. A persistent and mineral finish.

This wine is a blend of two different terroirs, both in the Alto Cachapoal D.O. This is a cold, high altitude area of the Andes mountain range, with a glacial climate, which gives the grapes a natural high acidity, and less sun exposure. The first vineyard has a coluvial soil - a sandy clay - which is very deep and full of volcanic rocks and pebbles, and allows for very deep root development. The second vineyard is the Grillos Cantores vineyard, which has soil made up of an alluvial mix of gravel with limestone, and again allows for very deep root development.

Work in the winery was relatively minimal. They used experience gained from 12 years working in Burgundy to press whole bunches, giving a delicate wine with emphasis on fruit purity and freshness. The Locura 1 Chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel tanks with 12 months on its lees. No malolactic fermentation took place. Five percent of the wine was aged in used oak barrels to add further structure and complexity.

14% abv

Clos des Fous Locura 1 Chardonnay 2014
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