Wine Anorak (January 2012)
— Jamie Goode
Excerpt : Vigno (pronounced veenio) is short for Vignadores de Carignan. It’s a new collaborative project to promote old vine Carignan wines from Maule, and the name
Vignadores is a mutation from the Spanish term for winegrower, viñadores, with the ‘g’ from Carignan added in.
Old vine Carignan is a neglected treasure of the Chilean wine industry. It was first planted on a large scale in Maule in the early 1940s, when, in the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake in 1939, the Ministry of Agriculture proposed encouraging the planting of Carignan to improve the region’s wines. The thinking was… see : www.wineanorak.com