It was an absolute pleasure to be squeezed between two winemakers last week – both Arnaud Hereu and Andres Sanchez were in the hot seat for our Wine Drinking with Wine Makers session in Maule. I had spent the week in Maule visiting lots of old vine Carignan vineyards in a bid to discover more about VIGNO and how it had grown and evolved over the years, so it was the perfect opportunity to interview two winemakers in the region on their wines, Maule, Carignan and VIGNO.
In case you missed the live stream with Andres Sanchez and Arnaud Hereu, here it is:
If you can bear the echo, I think you’ll enjoy the cheeky humour between Arnaud and Andres. One thing that really impressed me about my week with several different VIGNO winemakers was the way everyone treats each other with great respect despite their differences.
Each winemaker has their own approach in the winery, and differing views and experiences as winemakers, however they are all working together on one common mission – to raise Maule as a wine region, protect an important wine heritage in Chile, and share delicious old vine Carignan with the world. It is refreshing to see wine producers working so closely together for a long-term goal for the greater good of a region and country.
Salud to that!
More on Maule:
- The Carignan boom and Maule terroir with Arnaud Hereu
- Maule Fast Facts & Terroir Essentials
- VIGNO: Coming of Age
- Carignan Profile
- What is VIGNO? with Andres Sanchez
- Photogallery of Maule