The ascent of Carignan in Chile

A happy coincidence earlier this year gave me the chance to taste some of Chile's old-vine Carignan from the southern region of Maule, both vertically and horizontally, though I remained upright on both occasions. The first was with Odfjell's French winemaker Arnaud Hereu (pictured), who took me through a vertical of their Orzada bottling; the second was a comparison of 14 wines from 2010-2013 made by producers who have signed up to the VIGNO rules of engagement, as described by Derek Mossman Knapp in Vignadores de Carignan. See also Jancis's Chile's new–old Vigno wines and Chile's new wine from...

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