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For Pedro Parra the purest expression of his passionate devotion to terroir is Clos des Fous, his collaboration with Francois Massoc, Paco Leyton, and Albert Cussen. Although the project is based in Pedro's home region of Bio Bio, 500km south of Santiago, the focus is not limited to making wines from Bio Bio: rather the idea is to discover (or rediscover) and celebrate great unknown terroirs throughout Chile - a vast and endlessly varied country - that is full of the vibrancy, uniqueness, and...
Pale gold yellow with shades of Green. The nose opens with hints of white peach, pear and white flowers. A subtle note of butter complete it´s great typicity. Mouth full of energy. Freshness and brightness framed its balance and complexity. Persistent and mineral finish.
This wine is a blend of two different terroirs, both in the Alto Cachapoal D.O. Our Chardonnays comes from the cold area of the Andes Mountain, providing a Glaciar climate, allowing a natural high acidity to the grapes and less sun exposition. Both Vineyards are high altitude vineyards from the Andes. The first Terroir has a coluvial soil, clay sandy, very deep, full of volcanic rocks and peebles, allowing a very deep root development. The second Terroir comes from our Grillos Cantores Vineyard, fully alluvial from the Cachapoal river. Soil is gravelly mix with limestone, very deep roots development.
- 92 Points -
A bright and fruity chardonnay with hints of straw and stone. Medium to full body, sliced pear and lemon character. And a long and flavorful finish. No malo gives this a linear backbone and brightness.See detailed press review
- 92 Points -
- 92+ -
The 2015 Locura 1 is an unoaked, high-altitude Chardonnay from Alto Cachapoal that tries to showcase the freshness and minerality of its birthplace through a pleasant and drinkable white with moderate alcohol and a very low pH (3.0). It's sourced from two separate vineyards with different soils, fermented in stainless steel without malolactic and kept in contact with the lees for 12 months. It's a marginally cooler year, which resulted in somehow austere wines (at least this one), in the style of an unoaked Chablis. This is mineral and fresh, with good grip, really pleasant with great freshness, marginally better than the new Locura 2, but they are not that far apart. It feels fresher than the 2014, which I tasted next to this for comparison's sakeSee detailed press review