Clos des Fous 2016 'Subsollum' Pinot Noir, Chile

Item Number: 12680

UPC: 7-804640220049

Country: Chile
Region: Chile
Sub Region: Chile
Appellation/AVA: Chile
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 92% Pinot Noir / 8% Cinsault
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Case Production: 1785

Vineyard Notes: Grapes for the 'Subsollum' Pinot Noir are sourced from two vineyards, the Pucalan vineyard on the Aconcagua Coast and the Larqui vineyard in the Itata Valley, totaling about 10 acres. The Pucalan vineyard, which supplies the majority of the fruit, was planted in 2008 and is comprised of paleozoic calcareous and sandy soils. The Larqui vineyard was planted in 1988 on granite soil. Both are farmed lutte raisonée .

Winemaking Notes: After a 10-day cold soak, the wine is made in concrete and stainless steel. Aged on the lees for 18 months and bottled lightly filtered.

Reviews

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

    The 2016 Subsollum Pinot Noir is still a blend of grapes mostly from Aconcagua Costa, with some 18% Pinot Noir and 8% Cinsault coming from Itata. It's a light and fragrant expression of the grape, with a soft, mellow palate and varietal notes, very easy to drink and pleasant. And it's a great price for the pleasure it delivers. Clean, pure and fruit-driven, from grapes harvested before the rain. It was bottled unoaked in early 2018.