Louis-Antoine Luyt, Pipeño Blanco Carrizal 2022
Chasselas, Torrontes, Muscat d'Alexandria and Semillon
Central Valley, Chile
From the importer-
From a two-hectare site of sandy, decomposed granite soils in the Maule region. The vines are farmed organically, not irrigated at all and harvested by hand. Half of the bunches are left whole and carbonically macerated; the other half are destemmed and fermented spontaneously. The two vinification lots are blended and the wine pressed and bottled within a month, with no filtration and only 1-2 grams/liter of sulfur, in liter bottles (it is not a pipeño because this farmer-grown wine is not farmer-made). The result is a light red or dark rosé, depending on how you look at it, and does well with a light chill.