Vignadores de Carignan

Derek Mossman Knapp wrote on Monday in Maule – slow recuperation about how he spent his Geoffrey Roberts travel award. Here, in the form of a Q & A, he describes the most concrete result of his attempts to re-evaluate Maule's old Carignan vines.

How did Carignan find its way to Chile?

The majority of noble varieties from France and Spain came to Chile in the early 1800s to fuel the desire of wealthy cosmopolitan Chileans to establish vineyards, gardens and country homes to rival their relations and friends in Europe. Carignan and other Mediterranean varieties were never singled out...