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Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Don Melchor Private Reserve 1997

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TASTE : Fine, elegant and complex, firm tannins providing great volume and length. VARIETY : Cabernet Sauvignon. VINEYARD : Puente Alto. HARVEST : Manual. SOIL : Alluvial. CLIMATE : Winkler Zone II. BARREL : 12 months in French oak. COLOR : Deep ruby red. BOUQUET : Ripe plums, cassis, chocolate and tobacco, well-integrated hints of vanilla. Precipitation : May-April : 136.4 mm Maximum Temp. : May-April : 22.6 °C Minimum Temp. : May-April : 7.3 °C Average Temp. : May-April : 14.9 °C Sunlight Exposure : Sept.-April : 3,855.4 cal/cm2 Alcohol : 13.90% Total Acidity : 3.14 g/L pH : 3.78 HARVEST Balanced weather imparted great roundness to tannins in the vineyard while careful lot tending ensured optimum ripeness. Grapes were manually picked through the month of April and were vinified at the Puente Alto facility. During fermentation and maceration we sought to bring out the full range of aromas and concentrations and ensure a balanced, harmonious, complex result. Attentive fermentation and proper contact with wood made this possible. Highly expressive of the strength of the Puente Alto vineyard, this wine’s strength and length provide exceptional aging potential.

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Concha Y Toro:
Our vision is the Company dream. It is where we want the Concha y Toro brand to be in the near future. Concha y Toro aims to be a leading global branded wine Company. Today, Concha y Toro is Latin America’s major wine exporter and with presence in over 130 countries, one of the world’s most important wine brands. It is a truly global company where tradition and innovation meet to un... Read more
Our vision is the Company dream. It is where we want the Concha y Toro brand to be in the near future. Concha y Toro aims to be a leading global branded wine Company. Today, Concha y Toro is Latin America’s major wine exporter and with presence in over 130 countries, one of the world’s most important wine brands. It is a truly global company where tradition and innovation meet to underwrite a commitment to our customers to offer the best quality and wine-drinking experience. The Company’s agricultural and winemaking philosophy is oriented to achieving quality throughout the productive process and in enhancing the distinctive characteristics of each original vineyard. The diversity of soils and climates of its estates has allowed the Company to have the widest diversity of wine varieties in the Chilean wine industry. In addition, an intense dedication to the vineyard and permanent research has allowed the Company to determine the best terroirs for each grape variety and to produce outstanding wines with worldwide acclaim. Read less

External Reviews for Concha Y Toro Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto Don Melchor Private Reserve

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Farbe: Rubinrot mit ziegelsteinfarbenem Ton Bouquet: Leichter Hauch nach Zederholz und getrockneten Früchten. Geschmack: Trocken, mittlerer Säuregehalt, harmonisch



TASTE : Fine, elegant and complex, firm tannins providing great volume and length. VARIETY : Cabernet Sauvignon. VINEYARD : Puente Alto. HARVEST : Manual. SOIL : Alluvial. CLIMATE : Winkler Zone II. BARREL : 12 months in French oak. COLOR : Deep ruby red. BOUQUET : Ripe plums, cassis, chocolate and tobacco, well-integrated hints of vanilla. Precipitation : May-April : 136.4 mm Maximum Temp. : May-April : 22.6 °C Minimum Temp. : May-April : 7.3 °C Average Temp. : May-April : 14.9 °C Sunlight Exposure : Sept.-April : 3,855.4 cal/cm2 Alcohol : 13.90% Total Acidity : 3.14 g/L pH : 3.78 HARVEST Balanced weather imparted great roundness to tannins in the vineyard while careful lot tending ensured optimum ripeness. Grapes were manually picked through the month of April and were vinified at the Puente Alto facility. During fermentation and maceration we sought to bring out the full range of aromas and concentrations and ensure a balanced, harmonious, complex result. Attentive fermentation and proper contact with wood made this possible. Highly expressive of the strength of the Puente Alto vineyard, this wine’s strength and length provide exceptional aging potential.

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