Antoine Luyt

Huasa de Pilen Alto País

8.933 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
Maule Valley, Central Valley, Chile
País
Top Notes For
Mark Lindzy

Nightcap of 180yr old Pais rootstock. Life could be worse.

Nightcap of 180yr old Pais rootstock. Life could be worse.

2 people found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2015
Andrés Solís Lira

Controversial French winemaker Louis-Antoine Luyt delivers a #pais wine from 100+ year-old vines from Cauquenes in the Maule Valley. Funky and reduced after uncorked, a much-needed aeration (in a water jug, mind you) brought to life a juicy, tense and extremely refreshing wine. The liquid was totally opaque, bringing a new meaning to the words "unfiltered & unfined". I remember a couple of years ago having a heated debate with another Frenchman who was making a documentary about Luyt who told me how wines like this battle against the homogenisation of flavours. Not for everyone. You can find it with Louis/Dressner if in the USA.

Controversial French winemaker Louis-Antoine Luyt delivers a #pais wine from 100+ year-old vines from Cauquenes in the Maule Valley. Funky and reduced after uncorked, a much-needed aeration (in a water jug, mind you) brought to life a juicy, tense and extremely refreshing wine. The liquid was totally opaque, bringing a new meaning to the words "unfiltered & unfined". I remember a couple of years ago having a heated debate with another Frenchman who was making a documentary about Luyt who told me how wines like this battle against the homogenisation of flavours. Not for everyone. You can find it with Louis/Dressner if in the USA.

1 person found it helpfulNov 8th, 2015
Kyle Doucet-Walter

Wow. 200+ year old Pais vines cultivated completely naturally is super impressive. Incredibly expressive and with layers opening up over time. Could drink this all day.

Wow. 200+ year old Pais vines cultivated completely naturally is super impressive. Incredibly expressive and with layers opening up over time. Could drink this all day.

Jun 25th, 2016
Mark Lindzy

4th day open. Really bright acid, by fruit has gone very dark and savory. Tar, leather and cigar box.

4th day open. Really bright acid, by fruit has gone very dark and savory. Tar, leather and cigar box.

Dec 7th, 2014
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

8.0

The Luyt wines are cool and tasty but must be consumed immediately upon release or they turn into bacterial soup. This one wasn't there yet but on its way. Frizzante

The Luyt wines are cool and tasty but must be consumed immediately upon release or they turn into bacterial soup. This one wasn't there yet but on its way. Frizzante

Oct 29th, 2014
Mark Lindzy

Light bodied, smoky black cherry and damp earth. From 220 year-old Pais vines raised in tank.

Light bodied, smoky black cherry and damp earth. From 220 year-old Pais vines raised in tank.

Sep 29th, 2014
Marcus Nilsson

Boom!

Mar 16th, 2014
James Casey

Luyt.

Luyt.

Mar 16th, 2014
Hanif Perry

Good stuff!

Good stuff!

Apr 17th, 2019
David Everitt

Salty,

Salty,

Oct 12th, 2017