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Natural Chilean Wines From Louis-Antoine Luyt.


He may be a native Burgundian, but Louis-Antoine Luyt has quickly become a seminal voice in the fight for independent, terroir driven winemaking in Chile. In a country where wine production is run almost entirely by enormous industrial wineries, L.A has managed to source fruit and rent vines from independent farmers throughout the Maule Valley. Furthermore, his insistance on dry farming, horse plowing, organic viticulture and native yeast/intervention free winemaking are welcome proof that wines outside of Europe can succesfully be produced with this work philosophy.


This interview with Louis-Antoine Luyt took place at L'Herbe Rouge in Valaire, France in January, 2012.


Louis-Antoine Luyt's 2014 Pipeño Harvest.


"El Paìs de Quenehuao"
Soil: Granite and clay worked by horse
Grape: Paìs
Age of Vines: 300 years old.
Altitude: 300 m
Vinification: Carbonic maceration. Aged 10 months in concrete tanks.


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