Clos des Fous 2015 'Cauquenina' Red Blend, Cauquenes

Item Number: 12647

UPC: 7-804640220032

Country: Chile
Region: Central Valley
Sub Region: Maule
Appellation/AVA: Cauquenes
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 33% Carignan / 22% Pais / 12% Portugais Bleu / 12% Petite Sirah / 10% Syrah / 6% Malbec / 5% Cinsault
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.3
Soil Type: Granite
Elevation: 490 ft
Case Production: 1135

Vineyard Notes: Grapes are sourced from a 4.5 acre, low-yielding vineyard of bush vines in Cauquenes in the Maule Valley. Planted in 1985 at 490 feet above sea level in granite soils. Farmed lutte raisonée .

Winemaking Notes: Each varietal is vinified separately in either concrete vat or stainless steel tank. On the lees for 12 months; bottled lightly filtered.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (10/31/2018)

    The multi-grape blend 2015 Cauquenina wants to show the character of the Secano Interior and Costero rather than the varietals used in it. It does show some ripeness and spicy oak. It feels like a serious red, with 14% alcohol, good weight and fine-grained tannins.