Clos des Fous 2016 'Pour Ma Gueule' Pinot Noir, Itata Valley
Item Number: 12674
Region: Southern Regions
Sub Region: Itata
Appellation/AVA: Itata Valley
Grape(s): 88% Pinot Noir / 12% Cinsault
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.1
Soil Type: Granite
Elevation: 330 ft
Case Production: 1176
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 come from a single, low-yielding 4.5-acre vineyard of bush vines planted between 1998-2008 in granitic soils at 330 feet altitude. The vineyard is farmed lutte raisonée .
Winemaking Notes: After a 10-day cold soak, the Pinot Noir grapes fermented in concrete. Then, they aged on the lees for 12 months before being bottled lightly filtered.