Clos de Luz is a family winery located in Almahue Valley, a small valley that belongs to DO Cachapoal Valley and consists of just 360 hectares of vines. Winemaker Gabriel Edwards currently runs his family domaine, after obtaining a Master in Wine Business in Burgundy and working for Undurraga, and Moët & Chandon. The estate, bought by his great grandfather in 1892, now spreads over 33 hectares of vineyards, planted in 1945 by Gabriel’s grandmother, Luz. The main philosophy of the Azuda wines is to bring high quality in non-traditional varieties of wine from the Almahue Valley, including Garnacha. Fruit is hand-picked in small cases of 8lbs for a strict fruit selection, fermentation is done with indigenous yeast and little sulfur is added. After a small % of the wine is aged in 500 liter French oak, it is bottled unfined and unfiltered.