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Clos des Fous Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Beautiful dark ruby-red color with violet highlights. Outstanding fruit with a noseful of red berries, black cherry, black pepper, and hints of violets. Those elements come through on the palate with fresh black and red fruit revealing a full-bodied wine. Tannins are very silky and lush on the palate. The mid-palate is round and
velvety with excellent acidity that enhances its liveliness and balance. Pairs well with wild game, seared fish and chocolate.
Our "Grillos Cantores" vineyard is located in the Alto Cachapoal D.O.-the coldest part of Cachapoal. Because of the Andean glaciers and altitude, the vineyard has a long but cool season. The vineyard is in the piedmont of the Andes Mountains, providing very cold nights and large temperature changes from day to night. The soils are gravelly with a mix of granitic and volcanic rounded rocks mixed with limestones coming from the Andes, all contributing to the wine's minerality and soft tannins.
Wine AdvocateThe unusually named 2013 Grillos Cantores Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a vineyard called "singing crickets" and is an unoaked, showy, aromatic, herbal Cabernet Sauvignon from Alto Cachapoal. It matured in contact with the lees for some 18 months, but only some 10% of the volume was in oak barrels. It has an herbal, spicy and peppery profile in a way that made me think of a Bordeaux. It's medium-bodied with fine tannins and a tasty finish. Very Cabernet. 39,800 bottles produced. It was bottled in December 2015.