François Lurton Hacienda Araucano - Lolol Valley 'Clo de Lolol' 2020


Chile is a paradise for vines, thanks to its stable, cool climate and a lack of disease. Although François and his brother Jacques had been making Chilean wine since 1992, it was not until 2000 that they found the perfect spot in the Colchagua Valley. They bought 200 hectares (combining seven different estates into a single family) in an area that had never previously been used for winegrowing. Today, the estate has 28 hectares of vines, and Lolol has become a sought-after location for wine production. Located in a magnificent spot on the Ruta del Vino, we developed wine tourism on the estate to cater to the growing numbers of wine enthusiasts in Colchagua Valley.

Clos de Lolol is a blend of our best plots of Carménère, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Each part of our Lolol vineyard develops different fruity characteristics, that when blended enable the creation of very complex wines that truly express the essence of the Lolol terroir.

Each variety is vinified separately, allowing the grape to express its full potential, with medium-temperature fermentations at 25°C and long macerations in cement vats for 30 to 35 days. Aged 100% in second and third fill French oak barrels.

Ruby red colour. The nose is fresh and elegant with hints of black fruit jam and tobacco. It is a wine that reveals itself in stages, bringing to light the complexity of this blend, with background hints of leather, white pepper and licorice. The overall effect is rounded off by aromatic power, displaying the elegance of the Lolol Valley.

Producer: François Lurton Hacienda Araucano 

Country: Chile

Region: Colchagua Valley

Varietal: Carmenere, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec

Appellation: Lolol Valley

Vintage: 2020

Size: 750ml