Clos des Fous 2017 'Pour Ma Gueule' Assemblage Tinto, Itata Valley

Clos des Fous 2017 'Pour Ma Gueule' Assemblage Tinto, Itata Valley

Item Number: 12673

UPC: 7-804640220094

Country: Chile
Region: Southern Regions
Sub Region: Itata
Appellation/AVA: Itata Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 76% Cinsault / 16% Pais / 8% Carignan
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.7
Soil Type: Granite
Elevation: 265 ft
Case Production: 3266

About the Name: "Pour Ma Gueule" is a term commonly used by French vintners which translates to "for my gob" and usually refers to a stash of wine determined too good to sell to the public and reserved for the winemakers' personal consumption.

Vineyard Notes: Grapes are sourced from several small, low-yielding vineyards of bush vines on granite soils in the Itata Valley. The vineyards average 3 acres in size and 55 years in age. Farmed lutte raisonée .

Winemaking Notes: Grapes for each varietal are harvested, vinified, and aged separately and then blended together before bottling. After a 10-day cold soak, the wine was made in concrete. Aged on the lees for 12 months and bottled lightly filtered.

Tasting Notes: This wine has red berries, black cherry and pepper with bright acidity and fine tannins.

91pts (2018 Vintage) Wine Advocate 2/28/2020
"The light, fresh and easy-drinking 2018 Pour Ma Gueule is a blend of 85% Cinsault, 8% País, 5% Malbec and 2% Carignan, mostly from Itata but with some grapes from Cauquenes in Maule. Unoaked and bottled with 13% alcohol, it has a tender palate and moderate acidity. It has a light color and a primary nose of red berries and a juicy palate with fine tannins and high drinkability. Balanced and fresh, very tasty."

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 91 (10/31/2018)

    The highly drinkable 2017 Pour Ma Gueule mixes grapes from Maule and Itata, and in 2017, it's mostly Cinsault, with 9% País and 4% Syrah, which I think contributes to its drinkability. The nose is fantastic, expressive and floral and the palate fresh and vibrant, with contained alcohol and a nice mouthfeel.