The 2018 Carignan VIGNO is a field blend of Carignan and Monastrell from old vines grown in an unirrigated vineyard in Empedrado, Maule. Rested for a couple of winters by its creators Pilar Mirnda, Derek Mossman and Alvaro Pena, it is purplish-red in the glass and begins with fragrant orange zest and cherry aromas, followed by secondary notes of saffron and dried fruit. Relaxed and nimble in style, with fine tannins and good acidity; oaky notes reverberate at the back of the mouth. An edgy red with attractive acidity.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2028