MOVI stars and VIGNO hits from Chile

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 […]

I-wine publishes on VIGNO & GWCo

Posted  April 14, 2013 by Don After decades of successfully exporting good quality entry level wines, Chile has emerged as an important producer of premium wine. In our Re- port #21: The Chilean Wine Revolution (February 2010) we called attention to the increasing number of wineries that are producing new and exciting wines in re-discovered […]

Jefford on Monday: Land of Flesh and Honey

Decanter – Andrew Jefford April 1 2013 Even the most moderate consumer of on-line wine-writing last year must have read somewhere or other about Vigno: Chile’s ‘Vignadores de Carignan’. This was partly a tribute to the Association’s roving ambassador, Derek Mossman Knapp, and his laid-back, understated but burr-like Canadian tenacity, but the main reason why […]

Vinography: Forgotten Jewels– Reviving Chile's Old Vine Carignane

As a child, the lure of archeology cannot be denied. Fantasies of discovering ancient treasures fuel the dreams of many youngsters, as they did my adolescent imagination. These days, such notions have been replaced in my life with interests no less exciting in the wine world. For the curious wine lover, opportunities abound to explore […]

VIGNO in WineAnorak – Jamie Goode

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 […]

The Guardian on Carignan, Fair Trade, and our Maule Valley

Fiona Beckett, Friday 24 February 2012 22.59 GMT “If you’ve heard of carignan, you may be surprised at that last one. It’s the workhorse grape of the Languedoc, where it has traditionally made dense, plodding reds – “giving a solid taste fundament to many wines”, as the quaintly translated website puts it. In […]

Jancis Robinson Writes about VIGNO in FT

” Then came the Movi movement, a grouping of ambitious small-scale wine producers dotted around the country who realised, in 2009, that by joining together and singing the praises of small companies versus big, they could create much more noise than by operating independently. And now we have another much more geographically and varietally specific […]

Vignadores de Carignan Launches – from Www . Jancis Robinson . com

Vignadores de Carignan 26 Oct 2011 – Www . Jancis Robinson . com 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 […]