Carignan, ‘Maule Valley’, Weon
This 100% un-oaked Carignan is all hand harvested from a 60+ year old vineyard in the Maule region of Chile on granite soils.
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Press & Reviews
“The 2016 Weon Carignan ("weon" is a basic slang word that is used for almost everything in Chile, mostly equivalent to "mate") is produced with a field blend in Loncomilla where most of the plants are Cariñena, but there is also some País. It had a soft vinification in lagar aiming at a fruit-driven, fresh and varietal wine with low alcohol (12.5%), aged in concrete à la Pipeño for six months. This is more reticent than the Aupa, with a more serious nose and palate dominated by Carignan with no influence from oak. It has fine, slightly dusty tannins, a lighter style of the grape with shorter macerations. 5,000 bottles were filled in November 2016.” –Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate