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Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignontext

Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Puente Alto, Valle del Maipo, Region del Valle Central, ChileThis wine continues to excel under Marcelo Papa and the combined fruit of Puente Alto and Pirque vineyards inside the DO Maipo. Both vineyards are near Andes Mountains foothills – Puente Alto at 650 metres above sea level and Pirque at 570 metres. Both are based on poor alluvial soils loaded with gravel. Some of the vines are now 40 years old. The mix in 2015 is 95/4/1 cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and syrah that is aged 16 months in French oak barriques and 5,000 liter foudres. Less new oak and larger barrels have brought new life to this wine that has gone from chocolate and cherries and vanilla to a wine of place - something much fresher and more authentic. The result is a delicious, savoury, bay leaf note, with lightly smoky cassis and red fruit. Try with grilled red meats rubbed in olive oil and dried herbs.Tasted: 02 November 2016Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$20.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Viña Concha y Toro S.A.Distributors: Escalade Wines & Spirits
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 337238UPC: 07804320333175