Francois Lurton is from a long line of renowned Bordeaux winemakers. He is known for creating distinctive and high-quality wines. He purchased the Araucano Estate in Chile in 2000 after realising the potential of the cool, ocean influenced site at Lolol in the Colchagua Valley. The estate has 26 hectares of vines and is certified organic. The estate also works to biodynamic principles.
The wine has a deep crimson colour in the glass. On the nose there are fresh and intense aromas of prune, white pepper and herbal notes of rosemary, thyme and eucalyptus. The mid-palate is rounded with a supple tannic structure. The palate is dominated by notes of red fruits with added complexity from 8 months in second fill
French oak barrels.
Pair this with hearty stews or red meats.
Francois believes that “producing wine as naturally as possible is good for the environment, good for consumers, and tastes better!”