Clos des Fous, Chile
Clos des Fous er et resultat af fire venners vision om noget helt nyt fra Chile. Med Pedro Parra i spidsen - Chilensk vins pt. mest indflydelsesrige person - udforskes nye og mere ekstreme terroirs, der gør op med Chilensk vins image som forudsigeligt, upersonligt og kedeligt.
Den nye vinmarksguru i Chile Pedro Parra kaldes ofte "Dr. Terroir" - et navn, han dog selv frabeder sig. M...
Produced with grapes from Malleco, the 2017 Latuffa Pinot Noir has a very aromatic nose with minty notes, a balsamic character, plenty of spices and an exotic curry-like twist. There is also a meaty side to the nose here. The wine is medium-bodied with fine tannins and a dry finish, coming through as serious, balanced and quite varietal. It has good ripeness, reflecting the natural conditions of the year, despite being 13.5% alcohol. It's tasty and finishes with a salty note. It's ready to drink and should also age nicely. - Luis Gutierrez
The 2014 Latuffa Pinot Noir was cropped from a warm and ripe vintage where somehow the 0.3-hectare plot of 18-year-old, dry-farmed grapes from Traiguén in Malleco kept good acidity despite the good ripeness. In this vintage, they started using some grapes from newer vineyards they planted in the year 2010 so they could increase volumes. All the soils are of volcanic origin. It matured in French barriques (60% of them new) for two years. The nose is very perfumed, with a sensation akin to sour cherries, spicy too, floral and earthy/organic, quite distinct. As in most of the Clos des Fous wines, the oak is imperceptible and completely integrated into the wine. It has a silky texture and a soft mouthfeel, with very fine tannins. It's balanced and with moderate alcohol. I really love the character of this Pinot. 3,600 bottles were filled in March 2016.