Blend: 100% Carignan
Location: Maule Valley
Altitude: 250 M.A.S.L.
Tasting Note: Bright ruby colour with purple hints, rich dark berry fruit with floral notes and soft elegant tannins followed by a complex, well structured finish
Vinification Process: The essence of Vigno is to preserve Maule dry coastal head-trained Carignan which is dry farmed (100% dependent on minimal rainfall) conditions that produce the wine’s character. Old granitic soils with a high degree of decomposition and medium clay content. Cold maceration (10°C) for 48 hours, fermentation takes place in concrete tanks at 24-28°C for 18 days using natural yeasts. This is then aged in oak for 12 months and further year in bottle before release.
Food Match: A perfect accompaniment for roast beef, roasted poultry or roast pork.
Memorably described at a tasting as `1/2 Tawny Port, 1/2 Vin Santo, and 1/2 Amontillado Sherry, and yes I know that makes 3`, this is exquisite.
Made from the Narince grape (incidentally the most widely plant vine in Turkey, but mainly for it`s edible vine leaves) the wine is fortified and then spends 12 years maturing barrel before bottling. An initial whiff of rancio notes leads into a palate bursting with sweet baked apple and before the sugar becomes overpowering a long dry finish emerges. Trust me,even a banquet, not a drop of this will be left undrunk...