Clos des Fous

Clos des Fous was founded in 2008 by Pedro Parra, Francois Massoc, Paco Leyton and Albert Cussen. The four friends were tired of hearing that Chilean wine was all boring, industrial, green and overripe so they set out in search of the Dark Side of the Moon. Francois and Pedro are longtime friends, akin to brothers, and both have spent much time abroad making wine and working vineyards in Europe. Pedro has a Masters degree in precision agriculture and a Ph.D. for his work with terroir, and currently consults as a terroir specialist around the globe in Argentina, Oregon, Italy, France, Spain, Georgia, Croatia and beyond working with world renowned vignerons like Jean Marc Roulot.

The Clos des Fous philosophy is to produce exciting wines from grapes grown in extreme terroir with minimal intervention in the winery. They own and manage vineyards in Malleco, Guarilihue, Alto Cahapoal and Western Aconcagua, which allows them to produce a variety of wines and work with multiple iterations of Pinot Noir, Cinsault, País, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Riesling at their winery in Cauquenes, Maule. This is one of Chile’s most innovative, inspiring and authentic wineries, producing some of the most exciting wines in South America.

Image PRODUCT Producer Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB9658-14
Grillos Cantores Cabernet Sauvignon
2014
Clos des Fous Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon from Grillos Cantores, a 25-acre vineyard planted in 1993 on alluvial soils at an altutude of 1380 feet. Farmed ... Read More
Chile Maule

DB9656-17
Pour Ma Gueule "Itata Blend"
2017
Clos des Fous Red blend
76% Cinsault, 16% Pais, 8% Carignan. Sourced from multiple small vineyards from vines that average 65 years of age, grown in granite soils... Read More
Chile Itata

DB9657-16
Pour Ma Gueule Pinot Noir
2016
Clos des Fous Red blend
88% Pinot Noir and 12% Cinsault. Sourced from Viñedo Larqui, a 4.5-acre vineyards planted between 1998-2008 in granitic soils at 330 feet... Read More
Chile Itata

DB9659-15
Cauquenina
2015
Clos des Fous Red blend
33% Carignan, 22% Pais, 12% Portugais Bleu, 12% Petite Sirah, 10% Syrah, 6% Malbec  and 5% Cinsault. Sourced from 4.5 acres of vines... Read More
Chile Maule

DB9652-16
Subsollum Pinot Noir
2016
Clos des Fous Red blend
92% Pinot noir and 8% Cinsault. Sourced from Pucalan and Larqui vineyards (about 10 acres total). Viñedo Larqui was planted in 1998 on... Read More
Chile Itata