Clos des Fous Subsollum Pinot Noir 2013
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Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Subsollum Pinot Noir is a blend of Pinot Noir from different origins, Aconcagua and Malleco, and is named after the subsoil that is different in each place; there is limestone in Aconcagua and volcanic tuff (volcanic ashes with a high mineral content) in southern Malleco. The grapes are transported to the winery in Cauquenes and each fermented separately. The wine is bottled unoaked and kept in stainless steel vats separately for some 18 months before the components are blended and bottled. The nose is ripe, yet fresh with musky strawberries, hints of decayed leaves and some spices. The palate is light to medium-bodied; here they want a wine that tastes and smell of Pinot Noir, and they certainly achieved it. It's polished, but at the same time it has some wilderness; it has character. Very tasty and easy to drink. 34,000 bottles.