Pipeno Laja - 2018 - Louis Antoine Luyt
1 litre of wine! It’s the size you’d expect for a wine from 200-year-old vines! And all that at such a price! With notes of crushed strawberries and pepper... A jolly bottle of wine. The fruit of a disciple of Marcel Lapierre!
- 100 cl
- Original features
- Red Wine of Chile
- Degree of alcohol
- 13.6 %
- To drink from
- 2020 to 2022
A 100% País cuvée, from 200-year-old vines. Laja is the name of a city located at the end of the Rio Laja, where its waters flow into the Rio Biobio. The Pipeño wines are made using the most traditional Chilean practices, meaning the harvest is first treaded by foot, then destemmed by hand over a “zaranda”(a screen made of Chilean coligüe– a kind of bamboo), and finally vinified in a “lagar” (an open vat). The wine is then stored in “pipas”,which gives us the name Pipeño.
Louis-Antoine Luyt was born in the Breton coastal city of St Malo some forty years ago. Following a handful of formative viticultural experiences alongside the likes of Philippe Pacalet and Marcel Lapierre, he finally moved to Chili, and settled in Cauquenès, 400 km south of Santiago de Chile. In 2006, he produced his first wines and in February 2010, when an earthquake caused the...All wines
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