Alejandro Vigil Description
Alejandro Vigil, a distinguished figure in the world of winemaking, stands as a testament to the blend of scientific acumen and passionate craftsmanship in the art of viticulture. With a rich educational background in agricultural engineering, Vigil’s journey in the wine industry is marked by both academic rigor and a deep-rooted connection with the land. His expertise extends beyond winemaking, encompassing irrigation management, a critical aspect in the cultivation of premium grapes.
Vigil’s career took a significant turn when he joined Bodega Catena Zapata in 2002, initially leading the Research & Development department before moving into the enology department the following year. His scientific approach brought groundbreaking advancements in vineyard management and winemaking techniques, enhancing the quality and reputation of the wines produced under his guidance.
Elevated to the role of Winemaking Director in 2007, Vigil’s leadership at Catena Zapata led to remarkable accolades. Under his stewardship, the winery received prestigious recognition as the New World Winery of the Year in 2010 by Wine Enthusiast and as Winery of the Year in 2012 by Wine and Spirits Magazine. His influence extended globally, as evidenced by the over forty 95+ points ratings from eminent wine publications, including Wine Spectator and Wine Advocate.
Beyond his technical expertise and professional achievements, Vigil is driven by an intrinsic connection to the vineyards. He believes that winemaking transcends the boundaries of a mere profession; it’s a way of life deeply intertwined with nature. For Vigil, producing exceptional wines requires living in harmony with the vineyards, experiencing the same environmental conditions, and fostering a sense of belonging to the land.
Alejandro Vigil’s philosophy and achievements exemplify the essence of modern winemaking – where scientific knowledge, environmental stewardship, and a profound passion for the craft converge to create wines of exceptional quality and character. His approach not only elevates the wines he creates but also inspires a new generation of winemakers to pursue excellence through innovation and a heartfelt connection with their terroir.
- Rated 1.60 out of 5(6 reviews)12.60% /
- WS 90
- WA 96
- DEC 95
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