Tonight I’m sipping a wonderful wine from Chile remembering my trip there 10 years ago. So much has changed in the country this last decade. 10 years ago no one was talking about Carignan from Chile. The one I tried tonight is called Dueno de la Luna and it was wonderful filled with deep plushy red fruits and spice. I thought it was sultry and velvety on the palate. It’s from Meli winery which is the creation of winemaker Adriana Cerda and her son Eduardo.
In 2005, she and her three adult sons bought a property with 60-year-old Carignan and Riesling vines in the Maule Valley.
She uses dry farming for her wines in the Maule. I love that she is a woman and built this with her sons. I’m always happy to find women at the helm of their wineries.