De Martino Vigno Old Vines Carignan 2019

De Martino Vigno Old Vines Carignan 2019

 

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De Martino
Vigno Old Vines Carignan 2019
  • Vintage : 2019
  • Country : Chile
  • Region : Itata Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 13,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Carignan

VIGNO is a Carignan from an old, 4.5-hectare vineyard planted in 1955. It is a complex wine with great ageing 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.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 97 2019
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 93 2019
JS James Suckling 91 2018
TA Tim Atkin 93 2014
JR Jancis Robinson 17 2014
More information on wine critics and ratings

Derived from the Spanish word for wine, “vino,” with the letter “g” borrowed from Carignan, which makes up majority of the blend. Vigno is a single-vineyard Carignan produced from a 70-year-old, dry-farmed, head-trained, and non-grafted vineyard called La Aguada situated in the Maule Valley.

A beautiful, perfumed nose with elegant, yet rustic touches of cured meats, tree bark, smoke, ripe cherries, and subtle sweet baking spices. Aged 24 months in large neutral oak barrels, or foudres, this is a balanced, supple, meaty, delicious bottle of wine. 

Drinkable now, but will cellar beautifully over the next 10 years.

Robert Parker (RP) : 97 Points (2019)
The 2019 Vigno had a spectacular and ever-changing nose from the moment I uncorked it. It started with some meaty notes and slowly started developing subtle nuances of roasted coffee, milk with cinnamon and herbs. It has a vibrant palate that makes it feel light and medium-bodied even at 14% alcohol, but the very low pH (3.32) and remarkable acidity (6.38 grams of tartaric acid) clearly lift it up. This is delicious, a wine that never fails to amaze me. It matured in 2,500- and 5,000-liter oak foudres and barriques for 14 months. 11,568 bottles and 60 magnums were filled in February 2020. This is not pure Cariñena, as it comes from a field blend with 10% to 15% other grapes—Malbec, Cinsault, Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon—that certainly add to it.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 93 Points (2019)
The 2019 Carignan Old Vines Series VIGNO is a blend of 85% Carignan with Malbec, Cinsault, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carménère mixed at the Sauzal vineyard in Maule, which boasts old, unirrigated vines, before being aged for six months in barrels and subsequently foudres for another year and a half as per the plan set out by Marcelo Retamal. Bright purple in the glass. The delicate nose is compact initially before opening out into dried flowers and fresh sour cherry and blackberry along with hints of country herb, coffee and vanilla. Intense in the mouth with fine-grained, grippy tannins, plenty of flavor and a juicy flow.

James Suckling (JS) : 91 Points (2018)
A medium-bodied red with aromas of black raspberries, blueberries, violets and walnut husk. Firm, chewy tannins and some black-tea character on the palate. Rust and minerals on the finish. Drink from 2022.

Tim Atkin (TA) : 93 Points (2014)
De Martino’s VIGNO is a blend of Carignan with 15% Malbec, sourced from granite soils and made with a little carbonic maceration. It’s fresh, focused and mineral, with no new wood, subtle reduction and bracing acidity. 2018-26. Alcohol: 13.5%

Jancis Robinson (JR) : 17 Points (2014)
Mid crimson. Both smoky and sweet-fruited. Lovely flavours of small dark-red berries. Full in the mouth, creamy and caressing but fresh too. Rich, smooth and spicy. Come and get me. Long too. (JH)

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JS
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DCT
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RP
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91
DCT
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De Martino Vigno Old Vines Carignan 2019 Reviewed by Robert Parker 09-10-2022 . Score: 5