Cabernet Sauvignon from the Andes.
The history of Chilean wine dates to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, but the industry underwent a French revolution of sorts in the 19th century with the arrival of new grape varieties and vinification techniques. Mr. Melchor Concha y Toro was at the vanguard of that movement and brought noble French varieties from Bordeaux. He planted those vines in the Maipo Valley in 1883 and laid the foundations of what is now Viña Concha y Toro.
The outstanding quality of Don Melchor, Chile’s icon Cabernet Sauvignon, comes from the Don Melchor Vineyard, one of the country’s most historic and traditional vineyards. At the foot of the majestic Andes Mountains, superb conditions for red wine grapes shape the character and distinctive style of Chile’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the secrets of Don Melchor lies underfoot in the stony soil that comprises material carried down from the Andes by the Maipo River. The soil is poor in nutrients but diverse in its structure. Clay, lime, sand, gravel, and other stones lend Don Melchor its unique character, one that has been clearly been demonstrated over the years.
Another important factor of this extraordinary terroir is the cold influence of the Andes Mountains in the form of cool breezes and a broad oscillation between daytime and nighttime temperatures during the ripening period. These conditions encourage the tannins to ripen slowly and evenly while conserving just the right amount of acidity, fresh red fruit characteristics, and highly concentrated color and aromas in the grapes.
In Puente Alto, Cabernet Sauvignon shows the fresh expression of red fruits mixed with mineral notes and graphite, resulting in a complex and diverse expression of its aromas. On its palate, it stands out for the great balance between its refined tannins and its freshness, as well as its good concentration. A dense wine, with a long persistence.
Cabernet Sauvignon. Chile, Puente Alto. 750 ml/bottle.
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