by Richard Hemming 4 Jancis Robinson . com
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.
Garage Wine Co, #28 Cabernet Franc 2010 Maipo Alto 16.5 – Drink 2012-2018
Great purity and freshness. Lovely grainy mouthfeel. Full and juicy without being heavyweight, and authentically ripe Cabernet Franc characteristics – black fruit and faint herbal tones. (RH) 14.4%
Garage Wine Co, Vigno 2011 Maule 16.5 – Drink 2014-2019
Juicy, exuberant red fruit. Quality oak, though it is quite prominent at this early stage, and fresh, attractive acidity. Tender and well crafted. (RH) 14.1%
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