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Concha Y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto 2015

External Review by We Speak Wine:

Tasting Notes: Deep cherry red in color, this wine captivates with its balanced, depth, and complexity. The aromas of red fruits delicately intermingle with mineral notes that recall cold ashes and pencil lead. Fine, delicate textures appear on the palate and show this to be an ample, deep wine with a smooth, fine attack followed by an intense, mouth-filling evolution. Concentrated, expressive, and generous in flavors and aromas with a long finish dominated by the balance and elegance of the various layers of flavors. Food Pairing: Red meats (beef and lamb) and game in different preparations, such as roasts, stews, or braises with red wine, mushrooms, rosemary, and tomatoes. Also pairs very well with assorted terrines and pâtés, especially duck with truffles, or with aged, dried, or creamy cow’s or goat’s milk cheeses. Vineyard Description: The Don Melchor vineyard is situated at the foot of the Andes Mountains on the northern bank of the Maipo River at meters a.s.l. The vineyard covers 127 hectares, 90% of them planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.1% to Cabernet Franc, 1.9% to Merlot and 1% to Petit Verdot. The vines in the old vineyard average more than 30 years of age. Climate: In general the vineyard has a semi-arid Mediterranean climate with an average rainfall of mm per year. It is planted in one of the coldest sectors of the Alto Maipo Valley. This season presented more total rainfall than in a normal year (277 mm), mostly concentrated during the winter months and into September, which beneted the reserves of groundwater and ensured good initial shoot growth. Warm, dry weather in November enabled good flowering and fruit set. Early summer was dry and slightly warm (22°C), which generated proper water restriction. The ripening process was even throughout the season, which resulted in a harvest with optimal flavors and aromas during April and early May. Vinification: The fruit from each vineyard block was vinified separately in small-volume stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation lasted days between 25-28°C with 4-6 pumpovers per day. Upon completion the tanks were hermetically sealed for 10 to 20 days post-fermentation maceration at 23°–25°C for greater extraction of smoother tannins. The Don Melchor winemakers and viticulturist determined the duration of the post-fermentation maceration by enological tastings. All of the lots of wines are later tasted and selected to make the final blend, which is then aged in French oak barrels. Aging: 15 months in French oak barrels. (69% new and 31% second-use) Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Cabernet Franc 1% Petit Verdot pH: 3.62 TA: 3.41 g/L Alcohol: 14.3%

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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 Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon Puente Alto

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/11/2018

Tasting Notes: Deep cherry red in color, this wine captivates with its balanced, depth, and complexity. The aromas of red fruits delicately intermingle with mineral notes that recall cold ashes and pencil lead. Fine, delicate textures appear on the palate and show this to be an ample, deep wine with a smooth, fine attack followed by an intense, mouth-filling evolution. Concentrated, expressive, and generous in flavors and aromas with a long finish dominated by the balance and elegance of the various layers of flavors. Food Pairing: Red meats (beef and lamb) and game in different preparations, such as roasts, stews, or braises with red wine, mushrooms, rosemary, and tomatoes. Also pairs very well with assorted terrines and pâtés, especially duck with truffles, or with aged, dried, or creamy cow’s or goat’s milk cheeses. Vineyard Description: The Don Melchor vineyard is situated at the foot of the Andes Mountains on the northern bank of the Maipo River at meters a.s.l. The vineyard covers 127 hectares, 90% of them planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.1% to Cabernet Franc, 1.9% to Merlot and 1% to Petit Verdot. The vines in the old vineyard average more than 30 years of age. Climate: In general the vineyard has a semi-arid Mediterranean climate with an average rainfall of mm per year. It is planted in one of the coldest sectors of the Alto Maipo Valley. This season presented more total rainfall than in a normal year (277 mm), mostly concentrated during the winter months and into September, which beneted the reserves of groundwater and ensured good initial shoot growth. Warm, dry weather in November enabled good flowering and fruit set. Early summer was dry and slightly warm (22°C), which generated proper water restriction. The ripening process was even throughout the season, which resulted in a harvest with optimal flavors and aromas during April and early May. Vinification: The fruit from each vineyard block was vinified separately in small-volume stainless steel tanks. Alcoholic fermentation lasted days between 25-28°C with 4-6 pumpovers per day. Upon completion the tanks were hermetically sealed for 10 to 20 days post-fermentation maceration at 23°–25°C for greater extraction of smoother tannins. The Don Melchor winemakers and viticulturist determined the duration of the post-fermentation maceration by enological tastings. All of the lots of wines are later tasted and selected to make the final blend, which is then aged in French oak barrels. Aging: 15 months in French oak barrels. (69% new and 31% second-use) Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon 7% Cabernet Franc 1% Petit Verdot pH: 3.62 TA: 3.41 g/L Alcohol: 14.3%



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