What Louis-Antoine Luyt has accomplished over the last decade is nothing short of incredible…he’s brought life to forgotten vines in forgotten lands. He’s championed Paìs, the grape that started it all. He’s given us the opportunity to drink wine made from 300-year old vines for the first time. He’s encouraged farmers to value their land in a climate that does the exact opposite. It’s an honor to be represent him and share his vision with you all.
The fruit is sourced from the village Guarilihue in the Bio Bio region, from a single vineyard of 250-year old vines in the Maule Valley. The fruit is hand-harvested and then macerates on its skins for four days. It is then pressed and ferments naturally in stainless steel with no racking off the gross lees. It further ages for 10 months in stainless steel. It is named “Cuvée Benoît” for Louis-Antoine Luyt’s oldest son.