Pour Ma Gueule, 2017
The name is a cheeky French expression "for my gob", a term used to describe a stash of wine for the producer to drink himself with friends and family. Outstanding fruit with a nose full of red berries, black cherry, black pepper and a hint of violet.
Meet the maker: Clos des Fous
Region: Itata, Southern Region – Chile
Grape(s): Cinsault (87%), País (9%), Syrah (4%)
13.5% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian / Vegan
The grapes for Pour Ma Gueule are sourced largely from Itata Valley located 400 km south of Santiago. This is a cool, wet region without coastal mountain protection and with fewer hours of sunshine, which gives elegance to the wines.
All the vineyards are very small and measure between two and six hectares. The soil is paleozoic with a small amount of quartz.
Each of the three varieties used in this blend were hand harvested, vinified and aged separately.
After crushing, the musts were fermented in concrete and stainless-steel tanks, with malolactic fermentation taking place in tank and old barrels for 12 months.
Once finished, the wines were blended together, making a unique and distinctive wine.