Frente al actual proyecto de reforma tributaria, MOVI declara:

Frente al actual proyecto de reforma tributaria que busca aumentar la carga impositiva al vino chileno, el Movimiento de Viñateros Independientes MOVI AG, declara lo siguiente:

El Vino es uno de los pocos productos que pone el nombre de Chile en la mesa de millones de consumidores en todo el mundo, aportando de forma innegable a la imagen tanto interna como externa de nuestro país.

Cualquier industria exitosa en la exportación de productos elaborados como el vino, tiene que ser también exitosa en el mercado interno. Exportamos nuestros vinos debido a que el mercado interno es demasiado pequeño, no debido a que haya en el extranjero mejores perspectivas comerciales.

El vino es beneficioso para la sociedad y la salud de las personas. Un consumo moderado de 2 copas al día corresponde a un consumo promedio anual de 50 litros per cápita. Actualmente en Chile el promedio es de 12 litros por año, cifra muy por debajo de lo que se considera consumo moderado. Buscamos promover el consumo moderado de vino en Chile, no frenarlo aún más.

Chile no puede castigar el consumo interno, mortificando el consumo inteligente, responsable y sano a nivel nacional.
MOVI rechaza la banalización del vino simplemente considerado como bebida alcohólica. Una ley como la propuesta, entrega a la población el mensaje de que el vino es un producto nocivo que debe ser gravado, siendo la realidad del producto totalmente opuesta.

Como MOVI levantamos la voz para defender y posicionar al vino como un alimento. Un alimento sano.

Abogamos por la asignación de recursos estatales para la promoción del consumo moderado de vino en Chile. Creemos incluso que con un aumento en el consumo, aumentaría también la recaudación estatal con la tributación ya existente.

Fox News, The Washington Post and many other telling the story of the newcomer vintners shaking up Chilean wine scene

APLuis Andres Henao did a story about MOVI / newcomer vintners recently for Associated Press, and the story was picked up around the world over the wire.

Fox News, Daily Mail (UK), ABC News, SalonThe Washington PostThe Western Star (Canada) were some the media that spread the word.

It begins like this: “Sven Bruchfeld doesn’t mind if you don’t like his wine, as long as some people love it.

He’s part of a bold new wave of independent vintners who are challenging Chile’s reputation for producing oceans of agreeable but predictable wines. Their quirky, small-batch harvests are capturing the attention of wine connoisseurs at home and abroad.

“We need wines that are polemical, that are not liked by everyone, that generate controversy and spark conversations,” said Bruchfeld, a Chilean of German ancestry who is owner and chief winemaker at the Polkura winery.

The independents have broken away from Chile’s industrial wine culture to lovingly squeeze out small lots of wines, usually using organic, even spiritually tinged theories of winemaking.”

For the complete article, follow the links above.

Jamie Goode tasted MOVI in London

Jamie Goode, the well respected wine critic at www.WineAnorak.com tasted MOVI wines last year and stated:

“One thing that Chile’s wine scene has lacked: boutique wineries. In most new world countries, it’s the small, pioneering wineries that have led. …For this reason, I was delighted to taste this line up of wines from winegrowers who are part of MOVI…This is just a start. It would be nice to see more small producers in Chile making small scale, interesting, authentic wines. “

We couldn´t agree more…Below you can find his text, and the original is at http://www.wineanorak.com/chile/movi_tasting.htm

MOVI tasting
Assessing wines from Chile’s smaller, boutique producers

One thing that Chile’s wine scene has lacked: boutique wineries. In most new world countries, it’s the small, pioneering wineries that have led. But in Chile, everything has been on quite a large scale. Wineries owned by rich dudes with hundreds of hectares of vineyards each. It’s hard to be interesting and dynamic when you are huge, and sometimes Chile’s wines have been a bit safe and boring.

For this reason, I was delighted to taste this line up of wines from winegrowers who are part of MOVI (Movimiento de Viñateros Independientes), an association of small independent wineries. When MOVI was formed years ago there were 12 members; now there are 20. That’s encouraging, as were some of these wines.

This is just a start. It would be nice to see more small producers in Chile making small scale, interesting, authentic wines.

Attilo & Mochi Tunquen Pinot Noir 2011 Casablanca, Chile
Lovely sweet, pure liqueur-like cherry fruit nose. Fine, aromatic and inviting. The palate is silky and textured with lovely acidity and great precision. Some spicy structure with real elegance. 94/100

Garage Wine Co Lot #28 Cabernet Franc 2010 Maipo Alto, Chile
Sweet, ripe, smooth sleek blackberry and blackcurrant fruit with some fine herbal notes. Warm and complex. The palate is ripe, smooth and silky with nice structure and acidity. Ripe but stays fine. 93/100

Vinedos Lagar de Bezana GSM 2011 Cachapoal, Chile
14.5% alcohol. A blend of 55% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre. Warm, sweet and spicy with ripe berry fruits. Supple palate showing sweet fruit but also nice texture. Ripe but balanced with hints of earth, herbs and spice. Real elegance and refinement here. 93/100

Rumukilla Golden Breast 2008 Maipo, Chile
13.2% alcohol. 5 acre vineyard. What a strikingly bizarre label! Sweet, open liqueur-like cherry and berry fruits nose with some oxidative notes. Beguiling. The palate is supple, open and elegant with rounded, oxidative characters and some fruit. Distinctive wine showing a natural elegance. 92/100

Gillmore Merlot Old Vines 2007 Loncomilla, Chile
14.8% alcohol. Taut, slightly reductive berry fruits nose. Ripe, supple palate with nice berry and plum fruit, with a satisfying savoury, spicy edge. Good tannins. 90/100

Garcia-Schwaderer Facundo 2010 Chile
Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc, plus Carignan and Petit Verdot. 14% alcohol. Supple, bright and balanced with rounded, ripe berry fruits with some chalky, gravelly structure. Nice weight and depth with good acidity. Stylish and modern, needs time. 91/100

Dueno de la Luna Carignan Meli 2009 Maule, Chile
15% alcohol. Vivid, ripe and assertive cherry fruit nose with some raspberry. The palate is ripe and rounded with bright, vivid fruit, good acidity and some warmth. 90/100

Trabun Syrah 2010 Cacapoal, Chile
14% alcohol. Ripe, lush, pure raspberry and blackcurrant fruit nose. Sleek, supple, fruit-driven palate shows admirable purity. Ripe, sweet and a bit jammy, but stays fresh, just. 90/100

Starry Night Vineyard and Wines Syrah 2010 Maipo, Chile
14.5% alcohol. Ripe, sleek, jammy liqueur-like backberry fruit nose.The palate is ripe, sweet and quite pure with black fruits to the fore. A very ripe wine, but well done. 92/100

Polkura Syrah 2010 Marchigue, Colchagua, Chile
14.5% alcohol. Ripe, lush and sweet with bold, concentrated blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. Real intensity to this big, structured wine which has some spicy, tarry notes in the background. May turn a bit mushy with age so drink early. 90/100

Villard Fine Wines Tanagra Syrah 2009 Maipo, Chile
14% alcohol. Lush ripe and complex nose of herbs, spices and liqueur-like berry and cherry fruit. The palate is lush and ripe with concentrated, sweet fruit. Ripe and intense but retaining complexity and definition. Lovely purity. 93/100

Flaherty 2010 Acongcaua, Chile
15% alcohol. A blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. Lush, sweet, ripe cherry and berry fruits nose with some dried flower complexity. Sweet and pure with lush fruit. Quite distinctive: very ripe and warm, but elegant and seamless. 92/100

Vina Peumayen Reserva 2010 Acongcagua, Chile
Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, 13.5% alcohol. Vibrant, juicy and vivid with a sweet berry fruits nose. Fresh, juicy, tangy palate is plummy, ripe, yet fresh and distinctive. 88/100

Vina Bustamante Mantum 2009 Maule, Chile
14.8% alcohol. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Carmenere. Lush, smooth liqueur-like blackcurrant fruit nose. Supple, sweet, pure palate shows ripe fruit. Correct but a bit dull. 87/100

Miguel Besoain Lafken 2009 Maipo, Chile
14.8% alcohol. Organic, 20 K bottles made. Sweet, lush, autumnal dark fruits nose. Ripe and alluring. The palate is very sweet but shows a bit of structure and good concentration. Slightly overripe but tasty. 90/100

Clos Andino Le Carmenere 2010 Chile
13.8% alcohol. 6500 bottles. Vivid, spicy and tarry with nice freshness to the savoury, spicy black fruits. Vivid and fresh with a nice savoury character, quite European in style. 92/100

Un día con Kim Marcus, de Wine Spectator

El último lunes de Enero, y todos preparandose para las vacaciones. Época de sandías, verano total. Una mañana que partió lluviosa y después se abrió lindísima.

En un día así nos reunimos en Caliboro para recibir a Kim Marcus, el degustador de la revista americana Wine Spectator para Chile. Lo pasamos en grande, con un cordero asado que hasta ahora se recuerda, un sortido de tortillas y unas sandías que nadie vá a olvidar.

Nuestras muchas gracias al equipo Caliboro, que lo hizo perfecto, y a Andres Sanches, que se acaba de convertir en el fotógrafo oficial. Son de él las fotos que estampan el post.