Chardonnay, Locura 1, Clos des Fous, Cachapoal, Chile 2013
This wine is a blend of grapes from two estates, both in Chile's viticultural heartland, Cachapoal. The vineyards are high up in the Andes mountain range, so the glacial climate and limited exposure to the sun gives the grapes naturally high acidity. This is a bright, well-balanced wine.
‘Fous‘ is the French word for ‘crazy men‘, a reference to what the winemakers' peers thought of their 'crazy' idea to source grapes from vineyards in the extreme conditions further south and east of Chile. We don't think they were mad at all - the end result, as with their Pinot Noir, was well worth it
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