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Clos des Fous Locura 1 Chardonnay

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.

Clos des Fous Locura 1 Chardonnay

Grape 1:
Chardonnay (100%)
750 ml
Off Dry


"A funky Chilean offering with its own sense of style and made by a pair of dynamos – Pedro Parra and François Massoc – who forged their relationship in Burgundy. This is complex, harmonious and long, showcasing zesty, crunchy apple fruit and a mineral kick on the finish." 18/20 (93 points), Decanter Magazine"Flinty nose and very rich palate. Really exciting! Great depth, stunning value and integrity." 17/20, Jancis Robinson"Clos des Fous operates on the fashionable minimal intervention principle, inspired by the partners' experiences in Burgundy. The fruit was whole-bunch pressed, fermentation was slow and cool, and malolactic conversion was suppressed but the wine was aged for 12 months on the lees à la bourguignonne with just 5% in old oak. There is no overt hint of oak on the wine, which has the most disarming combination of a seriously nervy, flinty nose and very rich palate. There is fabulous tension in this wine, which has great depth and integrity." Wine of the Week, 16 January 2015, www.jancisrobinson.com

Central Valley, Chardonnay, Chile, Dry, meta-wine-abv-14-to-15, White Wine, Wine,