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Concha Y Toro Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

This season was the coldest in the history of Don Melchor, and this, along with harvesting 10 days later than usual, allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and reach the end of the season with exceptionally well-ripened tannins along with very good fruit expression, freshness, and personality.

VARIETY: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc.
VINEYARD: Don Melchor Vineyard, Puente Alto D.O., Alto Maipo Valley
HARVEST: Manual from April 17 to May 17.
SOIL: Loam.
CLIMATE: semi-arid Mediterranean.
BARREL: 15 months in French oak barrels ( ( 66 % new and 34 % second use).
COLOR: Deep cherry red.
AROMA: A wine with tremendous aromatic complexity and a heightened expression of Cabernet fruit.
PALATE: Highly concentrated and persistent on the palate. Fresh, with smooth, fine, and delicate tannins and excellent balance.
Alcohol: 14,5%
pH: 3,64
Total acidity: 3,26 g/L
Vineyard Description
The Don Melchor vineyard is situated at the foot of the Andes Mountains on the northern bank of the Maipo River at 650 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 currently average 30 years of age.
Tasting Notes
Deep cherry red. A wine with tremendous aromatic complexity and a heightened expression of Cabernet fruit. Highly concentrated and persistent on the palate. Fresh, with smooth, Fine, and delicate tannins and excellent balance.
Food Pairing
Red and white meats, game meats prepared in various ways. Pastas, terrines, and pâtés. Creamy, dry, and aged cow and goat milk cheeses.