After lengthy research in several regions of Chile, Bordeaux Wine Grower François Lurton planted his vineyard on virgin terroir, with poor soil and a healthy, balanced climate: the Lolol Valley. A pioneer in this valley, he created its first bodega. Drawing on expertise acquired in vine-yards and wineries all over the world and using environmentally-friendly (biodynamic) methods, he has produced remarkable wines.
Biodynamic & Environmentally-friendly: Biodynamic agriculture was first proposed by the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner in a series of lectures for farmers in 1924. This farming system aims to avoid depleting the soil, thereby enabling sustainable agriculture. The Lolol vineyard is the pilot site for the implementation of organic farming techniques that will be transplanted to our other vineyards in the world. The climate is naturally conducive to the application of these techniques since relatively few diseases are encountered in Chile. For example, there is no downy mildew problem, which is the bane of most winegrowers. Also thanks to the climate, there is no phylloxera and vines can be planted directly, without being grafted.