Chile's new–old Vigno wines
Last week I had the chance to taste the first lot of old-vine Carignans from Maule in Chile being launched under the name, and relatively strict appellation-like regulations, of Vigno. Maule, as you may know, is the somewhat forgotten wine region in southern Chile (the orange bit on the right) which has in general much older vines than other wine regions, even if many of them are of the old low-quality Pais variety. But under the Vigno rules, the so-called Vignadores de Carignan produce wines which must be aged at least 24 months (which may be a bit long), from dry-farmed bushvines and the blend must contain at least 65% Carignan....
Sorry, this page is available only to current Purple Pages members. If you're not a member, why not join today and meet a lively community of fellow wine enthusiasts?
If you are already a Purple Pager, please log in.
Sign up for Purple Pages
Paid membership access only