13 Ago Morandé Present at International Seminar of Carignan Chile
With more than 100 attendees, including international guests and specialists in the field, the International Seminar of Carignan Chile was organized, organized by Vigno Chile and the Municipality of Providencia.
In addition to exhibitions on the history of this historical vine and reviewing the characteristics and development of the Maule dry land terroir, a tasting was carried out in which the national Carignane of the Vigno collective brand stood out and confronted with foreign wines of this vine.
Ricardo Baettig, winemaker of Viña Morandé, and member of the association and former director of the association, presented Vigno Morandé 2017, an assembly that rescues the legacy of the ancient vines of Carignan (90%), Syrah (8%) and Chardonnay (2%) of the Maule’s drylands and also ran the tasting of Italian Carignans, from Sardinia.
The American Masters of Wine Morgan Twain Peterson and Matt Naumann participated in the exhibitions, as well as Kelli White, a leading American writer, and sommelier.
It should be noted that Pablo Morandé, founder of Viña Morandé and pioneer winemaker of the Casablanca Valley in the mid-1980s, was one of Vigno’s creators when —together with Francisco Gillmore, from Viña Gillmore—produced the first 100% Carignan, in 1997.