De Martino Old Vine Carignan Vigno 2018

De Martino Old Vine Carignan Vigno 2018

Field blends from old vines in dry-farmed vineyards produce some of the most individual and distinctive wines in central-southern Chile. Old Vine Series pays tribute to these small and remote vineyards that we so proudly farm.

VIGNO is a Carignan from an old, 4.5-hectare vineyard planted in 1955. It is a complex wine with great aging potential that shows all the promise of this classic variety from Maule. Our VIGNO is one of the wines grouped under Vignadores de Carignan, an association of producers that seeks to boost this traditional variety.

Maule Valley. The grapes come from a small vineyard of 4.5 hectares (11.1 acres) planted in 1955 and located in the Coastal Mountain Range, 35 kilometers inland from the Pacific Ocean. This vineyard is a field blend of approximately 85% Carignan, while the 15% remaining is Malbec and Cinsault. The vineyard is dry-farmed, and the vines are planted on their original rootstock and are gobelet trained.

85% Carignan, while the 15% remaining is Malbec and Cinsault.

The grapes were harvested on March 24th, 14 days later than 2015, with an average yield of 0,7 kgs per vine. Winter was drier and warmer than usual for the region, although spring was colder and rainy, affecting flowering and fruit set. Summer was warm and dry, still ripeness came later than in 2015.

The grapes are destemmed and the whole berries (no crushing involved) is gently placed in tank, undergoing cold maceration for seven days. Alcoholic fermentation is spontaneous, once finished the wine was left in contact with the skins for 20 days before being racked into
5,000 lts Foudres.

The wine was aged for 2 years in oak Foudres of 5.000 litres capacity.

ALCOHOL: 13,5%


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