First arrived in Chile in 1998, Louis Antoine started working in a restaurant, and later began to make wine. After a few years splitting his time between France and Chile and gaining a diploma in oenology at Beaune, he founded his own wine company. His personality, his way of being, and his radical choices made him a well-known pioneer of chilean alternative and ecological winemaking.
Made in a primeur style for immediate consumption, Pipeño is derogatory slang for "peasant wine" and is usually made with the Paìs grape. Louis-Antoine is largely responsable for reclaiming the term, highlighting unique terroirs and farmers: each bottle sports the name of a sub-region, and is either purchased fruit he's vinified or finished wine made by the farmer.
This new vintage of Carrizal is slightly different due to a touch of new export-proofing intervention, but no less delicious. Texturally luscious, somewhat oxidative but explosively aromatic! 3 weeks skin-contact, delicately tannic but not visibly orange. A blend of Moscatel, Chasselas, Sémillon & Torontel.