Cauquenina 2014

CLOS DES FOUS

Cauquenina
2014

$26.07*

* Suggested retail price

14 case(s) available

Product code
518811
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Speculative
Status
Available
Country
Chile
Regulated designation
Region
Del Sur
Subregion
Valle del Itata
Varietal(s)
Carignan
Pais
Carmenère
Malbec
Cinsault
Alcohol percentage
13,5%
Color
Red
Closure type
Cork
Total acidity
3,7 g/l
PH
3,38
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About this winery

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...

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Notes about product

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.

Winemaking notes

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.

*Revues de presse*

Wine Advocate

- 92 points -

April 2017

The red blend 2014 Cauquenina mixes grapes from the old, dry-farmed Secano Interior and coastal zones of Maule on red granite soils, fermented and then blended. The final blend varies greatly with the vintage, as they pay more attention to the soils. This is a majority of País and Carignan with Malbec, Syrah and always a pinch of Portuguais Bleu. It's always minty and balsamic, with notes of menthol. The palate is more austere than what I expected, somehow earthy and with some dusty tannins and a slightly bitter finish.

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James Suckling

- 92 points -

May 2017

Some berry and walnut character with hints of herb. Medium body, round tannins and a savory finish. Harmonious and cool.

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Tim Atkin MW

- 92 points -

March 2018

This is one of the most successful reds in the Clos des Fous line up, marrying Syrah, Malbec, Carignan, País, Carmenère and Blauer Portugieser in a balanced, refreshing, savoury, red cherry, Asian spice and fresh tobacco-scented red.

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