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"The 2015 Grillos Cantores Cabernet Sauvignon is varietal and, in the context of the rest of the 2015s, quite fresh and with moderate ripeness. It's perhaps the character of Alto Cachapoal where the grapes are grown. It's an approachable Cabernet with some dusty tannins, somewhat rounder than the spicier vintages before this one. They couldn't produce a 2016 of this wine because of the strong rains. 39,000 bottles. It was bottled in March 2017." ~ LG
This oak-free Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile offers up considerable depth and complexity. Simultaneously elegant and bold with flavors of berries, spices, and a touch of earthiness. Coming from a 25-acre vineyard planted in 1993 on alluvial soils at an altitude of 1380 feet. Farmed lutte raisone. After a 10-day cold soak, the wine was made in a combination of concrete and stainless steel; and aged 18 months on the lees.
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"Clos des Fous is about four friends – four crazy guys that have chosen to ignore the "experts" about where to plant vineyards and to trust their own instincts. The team is viticulturist Paco Leyton, winemaker Francois Massoc, terroir hunter Pedro Parra, and "bringer of wisdom" Albert Cussen. Clos des Fous, at his heart, is a project dedicated to finding extreme terroirs in Chile and then exploiting those to craft unique wines. They focus on minimal intervention viticulture and winemaking, with the goal of allowing the terroir to express its natural balance and spirit. They are inspired by the wines of Burgundy, where both Pedro and Francois trained."