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_mapMaule, 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...