MOVI stars and VIGNO hits from Chile


MOVI and VIGNO are acronyms for two winemaking movements in Chile, spearheaded by the 2010 Geoffrey Robert's Award winner, Derek Mossman Knapp.

A self-described 'pushy Canadian from Maule', Knapp is indefatigably devoted to his cause of championing the lesser known face of Chilean wine. MOVI represents a union of small, independent vintners, as described by Jancis here, while VIGNO is a series of wines made from old-vine Carignan, as Knapp himself explained for Purple Pagers in 2011.

I tasted the current offerings earlier this year, and can certainly appreciate the spirit in which they are made. Many...