91 pts James Suckling March 2023
A medium-bodied red with aromas of cherries, cloves, licorice, cassis and chocolate orange. Spicy and flavorful, with tight-grained tannins and plenty of energy and tension. Drink or hold.
Viña Gillmore began with a dream. In the late 1980s, Chilean visionary Francisco Gillmore took over operation of the century old Tabontinaja winery and its ancient dry-farmed vineyards planted to the rustic País variety. He took advantage of their healthy, hearty roots and grafted them with fine French varieties.
From the beginning his wines were imbued with the spirit of this unique dry-farmed condition of restriction and resistance in which their rustic personality was expressed with vibrant acidity and tremendous character.
The project also includes his daughter, Daniella Gillmore, whose love of the country life guides her in overseeing the vineyards and the collection of native fauna on the farm. Her husband, winemaker Andrés Sánchez, is the talented artisan behind their wines Hacedor de Mundos, Vigno, Mariposa and Cobre, wines crafted to interpret the soul of the sector and its people. Their two children, Martín and Dominga now represent the third generation of the family to stretch their roots deep into the heart of this special zone of Maule.
Viña Gillmore is among the founding members of MOVI (Independent Vintner’s Movement), and Andrés was the driving force behind the recently formed Carignan Club (Vigno).
Del Maule was born from the curious search to give more flavors, aromas, and diversity to our territory, with Italian varieties perfectly adapted to our dry farming, and a Pais that vindicates our history.
Aglianico is an ancient Roman varietal that produces red wines of remarkable structure and great elegance. On the nose the Aglianico has aromas of red fruits, with notes of chocolate, cassis and coffee. It is a full-bodied wine, with firm tannins and fresh acidity. 100% Aglianico.