Winebar especial com MOVI – Movimento de Vinhateiros Independentes do Chile

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Veja como foi o Winebar especial com o MOVI (Movimento dos Vinhateiros Independentes do Chile). Eles tem a missão defender o vinho chileno produzido em escala humana, com personalidade. Eles se esforçam em divulgar sua mensagem, e mostrar vinhos em que a digital do “dono” está em cada garrafa. Assista!

Sobre o MOVI

O MOVI (Movimento dos Vinhateiros Independentes do Chile) tem como missão defender o vinho Chileno, produzido em escala humana, com personalidade – uma alternativa aos grandes fabricantes de vinhos do Chile. Para isso, nos esforçamos em divulgar nossa mensagem, e mostrar vinhos em que a digital do “dono” está em cada garrafa.

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About MOVI

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Our Story

  • We advocate for the true Chilean wine, made small, on a human scale, and with regard for taste and personality – an alternative from BIG wine.
  • We innovate on a local scale, recuperating traditionally farmed old vines and working with lesser-known varieties like Carignan, Torontel, and Tempranillo.
  • We open people’s minds about Chile and showcase the unknown aspects of the mosaic that is Chilean wine.
  • We challenge and complement the Chilean wine establishment by providing breadth of choice. We are a positive and contributing counter-culture to contrast the mainstream industry of brand pyramids with the value-driven wines for which Chile is well-known.
  • We seek emancipation for independent vintners to free them from the constraints of the volume-driven suppliers and offer them the opportunity to be artisans without need for ‘scalability’.

Members

  • MOVI currently has 24 members. We were founded by 12 members in 2009.
  • MOVI wines come from specific origins all over Chile from north to south and from the coast to the Andes.
  • Members: Acrobata, Armidita, Attilio & Mochi, Catrala, Clos Andino, Corral Victoria, Erasmo, Flaherty, Garage, Garcia Schwaderer, Gillmore, Kingston, Lagar de Bezana, Laura Hartwig, Meli, Merino, Peumayen, Polkura, Rukumilla, Starry Night, Trabun, Villard, Von Siebenthal

How MOVI Operates

  • MOVI is a legally formed guild set up to pursue the sustainable growth of winemaking on a human scale.
  • Representatives from MOVI have travelled to the UK, Europe, Brazil, and the US to broaden the image of Chilean wine and plant the seeds for MOVI.
  • As a result, the group’s exports have doubled since MOVI was formed. The average retail price for wines from MOVI averages about US $28 per bottle (FOB export price US$95 is almost four times the Chilean export average).
  • MOVI actively complements existing associations–when and where we have been allowed.
  • MOVI sits on the steering committee of Servicio Agrícola y Ganadero, or SAG, (the Chilean agricultural regulatory board) to ensure that future winemaking regulations and legislation also take the small winery model into account.
  • MOVI is comprised of distinct personalities, but all share a common love for wine.

FLIGHT A: The New Chile – Now It’s Personal

Over the past decade, the Chilean wine industry has been planting in new terriors, adopting newer, less mainstream varietals and stylistic innovations. Now imagine these energies keenly focused by a handful of small wineries working on a personal scale with passion, purple-stained hands, and more than one second mortgage to allow for export growth. Think cooler environments with precise vineyard site selections established in the 21st century and winemakers with decades of experience now with the freedom to make it personal.

AMapping our first flight: Draw an arc beginning in the granitic soils of the coolest parts of Casablanca through the cool extreme of Maipo [on the border of Casablanca] down to the foothills of the Andes in Cachapoal and then south curving back toward the coast of Colchagua and the red rocky soils of Marchigue to finish.


FLIGHT B: The Classics – Reloaded

Some would have Chile stick to what they feel she does best and most frequently: red wines grown in places proven to lead to high quality. This flight is a trip through the historically bespoke terroirs of Maipo, Aconcagua, Peumo, and Cachapoal. All reds, mostly Cab blends, from the heart of traditional Chilean wine country, here re-booted on a human scale. These wines are the classics re-interpreted by small producers without corporate restraint. Strong personal vision and a decade or two of refining focus make these wines MOVI.

BMapping our second flight: Draw a curve from the heart of Isla Maipo’s ancient river terrace rocky soils northwestward toward the Andes, through Aconcagua’s Panquehue and environs, then finish by returning south touching down briefly in Alta Cachapoal and finally in Peumo in Carmenenere country.


FLIGHT C: Old is the New “New” in Maule and Atacama

Chilean wine heritage did not only begin with the restless social aspirations of mining fortunes minted in the 1800s, but rather goes back to the 1600s and the curious inclusion of vineyards in the property deeds of colonial times. Wine was needed for the missionaries further south, and the deeds contractually bound their beneficiaries to help produce wines for mass. Because phyloxera never arrived, many of these bush-head vines have been naturally renewed with “mugrones” instead of being replanted, and are therefore four centuries old. Thousands of hectares are, to this day, plowed by horse by the local small landholders. After decades of being ignored as a jug wine supplier, the Maule is today enjoying much attention by serious wine makers and small cellars making Carignan, Cabernet Franc and Carbernet Sauvignon.

Note: The final wine of this flight is a dessert wine, Pajarete, produced the extreme north in Atacama – a unique and historic D.O. created around a luxury sweet wine of the mining boom centuries ago.

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Mapping our third flight: We begin in the heart of Maule on the farm where Carignan was first introduced in the region. Then we arc south towards the coast to Caliboro and back again to Loncomilla for a centuries old Cabernet Franc, before finishing in Caliboro with a Bordeaux blend. To finish with Armidita, we must rocket thousands of miles north to the Atacama desert.


THE MOVIs

  • Acróbata, Rapel (www.acrobatwines.cl)
    Jaime Rosello was for several years the most visible face of a well know Viña in Chile, but then a joint venture came. At this point, he decided to leave it behind and invited his friend and winemaker Patrick Valette to join Acróbata (Acrobat). No own vineyard, and the advantage that it means, the agility and dynamics to find – every year – the valleys and grapes they like most

 

  • Armidita, Atacama (www. armidita.cl)
    Dessert wine from the desert – two words we often don’t hear together. Gudelio Ramirez makes Pajarte from aromatic white grapes in the Huasco Valley of the Atacama Desert just as his forefathers have done since the mining boom of Chile’s colonial times. The denomination Pajarete has recently been revived over the past decade and his daughter Sandra today works within MOVI to call attention to a forgotten wine in the mining history of Chile.

 

  • Attilio & Mochi, Casablanca and Colchagua (www.AttilioMochi.com)
    Brazilian eco minded husband and wife duo, who worked making Cachaça (the local cane spirit) and in their own wine importing business in Brazil. After one too many buying trips, a piece of their hearts remained stuck in Tunquen, in the Casablanca coast. So they left everything in Brazil and now are leaving in a refurbished shipping container house in Chile.

 

  • Catrala, Casablanca (www.catrala.cl)
    Felipe Rodriguez comes from a well-known family of lawyers, but at a certain point of his life he decided to renounce to the collars and ties to dedicate himself to the grapes and wines. Now he and his family live in the vineyards, in the Orozco area of Casablanca.

 

  • Clos Andino, Cachapoal and Maule (www.closandino.cl)
    After decades working with Pernod Ricard, including a decade with Veuve Clicquot, José Luis was sent to Chile and Argentina where he left the comforts of the establishment for the slings and arrows of outrageous independence.

 

  • Corral Victoria; Maule (www.corralvictoria.cl)
    The Toro family aims to spread the concept of “Chilenidad”, the Chilean old traditions. That´s why they decided to plant 11 hectares of Carmenere and founded the Corral Victoria restaurant in the same vineyard. Chilean icons are represented in their bottles, with the approach of Tourist Wines, all based on 100% Carmenere grapes from the San Clemente area.

 

  • Flaherty, Aconcagua (www.flahertywines.com)
    Ed Flaherty studied at UC Davis working summers at Sonoma Cutrer before he chased a young lady from the Peace Corps to Chile and became the first “gringo” winemaker in Chile. Ed has worked at various prestigious names while also making his own wines in his garage at home in Almendral.

 

  • Garage Wine Co, Maule (www.garagewineco.cl)
    GWCo. works with the smallest of growers in the Maule investing in acre-and-a-half field blends of Carignan, Grenache & Mourvedre. After the devastating quake of 2010, GWCo. began the ploughman farmer’s program to help the small farmers to get back on their feet by leaving behind the “kilos for the co-op” model to focus on lower yields of high-quality field-blends and lot number bottlings for restaurants abroad.

 

  • Garcia + Schwaderer (www.garciaschwaderer.cl)
    Husband and wife wine-making duo who created a storm when they left the security of corporate wine establishment for an adventure without a safety net.

 

  • Gillmore, Maule (www.gillmore.cl)
    Francisco Gillmore was a pioneer in the modern day Maule movement toward quality and export. Twenty years ago, the dry-farmed wines made from centuries old Carignan and Cabernet Franc seemed strange with their higher acidity, but Gillmore stayed the course and continued to conquer hearts. Today, daughter Daniela and son-in-law Andrés Sanchéz (Artisan’s Estates) continue the mission.

 

  • Kingston, Casablanca (www.kingstonvineyards.com)
    Descendants of American gold-prospectors who settled to farm more than a century ago “after the rush” in Casablanca. They finally find liquid gold in the hills of Casablanca.

 

  • Lagar de Bezana, Alto Cachapoal (www.lagardebezana.cl)
    Lagar refers to the ancient wooden fermenters used in the Chilean wine country for centuries. Ricardo Bezanilla was a radio pioneer in Chile, who with the success of his radio stations left a legacy of a family wine project in Alto Cachapoal.

 

  • Laura Hartwig, Colchagua (www.laurahartwig.cl)
    The Hartwig family is taking care of their farm since 1928. They made the very first “Gran Reserva” wine in Chile and the efforts are to produce the highest quality wines for food. They have a wonderful restaurant in the viña and Tradition is their nickname.

 

  • Meli, Maule (www.meli.cl)
    Meli is the indigenous word for the four elements: earth, air, fire and water. It is the project of Adriana Cerda and family who was a modern one of the first to begin convincing the cooperative partners to separate their Carignan from Mission variety.

 

  • Merino, Limari 
  • Rene Merino’s family owns Tamaya, and they are pioneers in the Limari valley. Rene is a doctor by trade who jumped into wine out of sheer passion. This is his and his wife personal project.

 

  • Peumayen, Aconcagua (www.peumayen.cl)
  • Panquehue is oldest terroir of Aconcagua and one of the oldest valleys in Chile’s wine heritage. Peumayen comes from a small historic sub-division of Panquehue belonging to the Carevic family.

 

  • Polkura, Colchagua (www.polkura.cl)
  • An old hand well-known for his work with various respected cellars whose free spirit and Einstein-like hair never quite fit in to the buttoned down industry. So Sven Bruchfeld forged a partnership with a leading environmental entrepreneur and together they built a Ferrari-red cube cellar in the once little-known Marchigüe.

 

  • Reserva de Caliboro, Maule (www.caliboro.com)
  • Count Francesco Marone Cinzano grew up in Col’ D’orcia in Tuscany with his family made Brunello as well as his mother’s namesake vermouth. Life was sublime, but mid-life he developed an itch to build something himself. He took his young family across the sea to Chile, and after many joint-venture suitors had him up and down Chile, he found Caliboro, a traditional little corner of the Maule, where partnered with the Solar family. Together, over twenty odd years, they have transformed a once derelict bodega into a modern day estate standard.

 

  • Rukumilla, Maipo (www.rukumilla.com)
  • Rukumilla was a Chilean Pocahontas, and evidently rather well endowed, for her name translated from Mapuche means golden breasts. The Chilean Navy’s first submarine was also christened Rukumilla and the proprietors of this tiny natural wine cellar–the Costa family–are big sailors and navy men.

 

  • Starry Night, Maipo (www.atabaleswines.cl)
  • MOVI’s resident physician who still sees patients, but has allowed his wine hobby to all but replace his medical practice.

 

  • Trabun, Alto Cachapoal (www.trabunwines.cl)
  • The youngest Chilean winemaker to strike out on his own — at 32 years. And our resident drummer.

 

  • Villard, Casablanca (www.villard.cl)
  • A pioneer from France who set up in Casablanca and helped give birth to crisp whites and worldly Pinot long before the concept of a “cool coast” was thought let alone minted.

 

  • Viña Von Siebenthal, Aconcagua (www.vinavonsibenthal.com)
  • Mauro Von Siebenthal was a Swiss sybarite whose law practice led him to South America on too many an occasion. Seeing harvest in Panquehue one year, he began to see the world differently and slowly he grew a small winery on his own.

 

  • Vultur, Colchagua and Cachapoal (www.vulturwines.cl)
  • Husband and wife duo who works hard to produce wines that expresses the characteristics of the grapes and the contribution of terroir which they come from. The Vultur name is chosen in honor of the Condor of the Andes, whose perpetual flight represents their dreams coming true.

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