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Natural Chilean Wines From Louis-Antoine Luyt.
Louis-Antoine Luyt checking on his stock after the 2010 earthquakes.

Profile

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.

Interview

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

Wines

"El Paìs de Quenehuao"
Soil: Granite and clay worked by horse
Grape: Paìs
Age of Vines: 300 year old rootstock, re-grafted every 20-30 years.
Altitude: 300 m
Vinification: Carbonic maceration. Aged 10 months in concrete tanks.

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