Clos des Fous Locura 1 Limarí Valley Chardonnay 2018


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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. Limari is at one of lowest latitudes (30 degrees) that wine can be made at. The cool breezes coming off the ocean keeps this area of Chile a great place to make white wine.

The wine is pale gold with youthful highlights. On the nose are aromas of white peach, pear and white flowers which continue onto the fresh palate. Complex and balanced, the wine is framed by bright acidity with a persistent, mineral finish and a subtle butteriness.

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