LOUIS-ANTOINE LUYT, Maule Organic
Louis-Antoine Luyt was born in Burgundy and went to Chile in 1998 to work as a sommelier. Realising he wanted to make wine he returned to France, enrolled in a wine course and there met Mathieu Lapierre (son of the famous Marcel) and since then has worked every harvest in the Lapierre winery an assisted at their joint project with Jean-Claude Chanudet, CHÂTEAU Cambon.
In 2006 Louis-Antoine returned to Chile, purchased a vineyard in Cauquenese on marly-granitic soils (he has vines over 200 years old), which he works with a horse. He also buys
grapes from Huasos, the equivalent of Chilean cowboys, who work the land by horse. The wines themselves, fermented with natural yeasts, are neither fined nor filtered, and are appropriately wild.
This Cinsault is full-bodied with enticing aromas of cherry fruit macerated in liqueur; lovely stewed sweet red berries in the palate, carried through by a cheerful acidity that gives this wine a wonderful balanced lift.