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Jeroboams adds boutique Chilean winery

Published:  04 July, 2017

Jeroboams is making a foray into Chile with the new addition of a family-owned winery in the Almahue Valley.

The London wine merchant has become the agents for family-owned winery Clos de Luz, which has been making wine in the area since 1892.

The winery has long had roots in the Rapel region, working across 300 hectares of organic vineyards and old vines which are ploughed using traditional methods and are all hand-picked.

The winery’s main grape is Carménère which also has specific links to the area.

“The area is known locally as the birthplace of Carménère, and the wines are atypical, exhibiting little oak influence and great finesse, which makes them a really special offering in our market where wines from Chile, and in particular premium wines, is growing,” said wine director Peter Mitchell MW.

The wines, which retail for between £19 and £21 will be sold by Layton’s wholesale arm and through Jeroboams’ six stores in the capital.

In addition to Carménère, Jeroboams will also starting off with a Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha from the 2015 vintage.