Vigno is an “appellation” that MOVI members created several years ago to classify traditionally-made, naturally-farmed Carignan-based field blends. The fruit for this wine—primarily 70-year-old Carignan, with Garnacha and Mataró—comes from Truquilemu, a site in what most consider to be the “freshest” corner of the Maule in Chile's Coastal Range, a much older mountain range than the Andes, and slower to cool. The sub-soils here lie atop granite bedrock. These vineyards are dry-farmed, and all work is done by hand and by horse.
A portion of the grapes were lightly foot trodden rather than crushed/destemmed, providing floral lift and added tannin. Fermentation took place in open-top fermenters, with manual punch-downs; barreled in neutral oak for two winters, and bottled in recycled bottles. 275 cases produced.