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VIGNO: TRADEMARK FOR TOP CHILEAN CARIGNAN

12 independent Chilean wineries from Maule region decided to promote their carignan wine under the common trademark VIGNO®. In both the name of the organisation and the brand name, the French/Italian ‘gn’ has been chosen instead of the Hispanic ‘ñ’ to give it a distinct and international character. This new common trademark will appear on […]

MAULE: ERASMO / LA RESERVA DE CALIBORO

My visit to LA RESERVA DE CALIBORO in Maule was absolutely one of the most impressive I had in November 2010. It was impressive in many ways: a terrific landscape with incredible full colours, a fantastic warm and sunny weather, a lot of fascinating information about the past, the present and the future of Caliboro […]

MAULE: GILLMORE, MUCH MORE THAN WINES

A visit to Maule is like going back to the past of Chile as a wine country. Unfortunately many of the beautiful, genuine old farms and buildings in colonial style have been badly damaged by the terrible earthquake in 2010. But looking around in the vineyards, enjoying the impressive landscape of the Loncomilla valley brings […]

MAULE: VIÑA J. BOUCHON… GREAT VALUE & PLEASURE FOR MONEY

A visit to VIÑA J.BOUCHON was already in my mind in the previous trip, but Maule was then much too far southwards for a quick visit. The name of the winery, J. BOUCHON, is locally known as ‘Jota BOUCHON’ (Jay Bouchon). It refers to the name of the current president and owner, JULIO BOUCHON. The […]

MAULE: O.FOURNIER PREMIUM TERROIR WINES (2)

This is another nearly unbelievable story that began officially in 2007. After 3 years of searching for the best terroirs and vineyards in Chile, the O.Fournier Group started its wine activity in two different regions. In the historical Maule, the group found exactly what they were looking for: 100-120 years old, non-irrigated vines, located in […]