Don Melchor is the flagship wine of Concha y Toro, a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon cuvee that was started in 1987, making it Chile’s senior icon. Don Melchor is a hearty assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignons originating from distinct, yet contiguous sub-divided blocks. Some years, small quantities from the 7 hectares of Cabernet Franc are added. Over the years, slight differences have been noted in six sections of the Cabernet Sauvignon vines. Each contributes something special to the final blend (see map). Nevertheless, every vine still delivers the distinctive style of this “contemporary classic”.
|Awards||94 PTS - WINE SPECTATOR 94 PTS - WINE ENTHUSIAST Medalla de Oro - GU?A DE VINOS DE CHILE 2010 Gold Medal, Icon Wines Category. Vino Calidad Bicentenario GU?A DE VINOS DE CHILE 2010|
|Grape Variety||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Winery||Concha y Toro|
|Wine Style||Red Bordeauxesque|
|Ageing Potential||Drinking beautifully now through to 2026.|
|region||Maipo Valley, Puente Alto Region|
|Region||Puente Alto is a small wine-producing sub-region of the Maipo Valley, Chile. Located on the southern fringes of Santiago city, Puente Alto sits within the historic wine-growing area around the Chilean capital. The Maipo River flows through Puente Alto, on its route from the Andean peaks to the Pacific Ocean, into which it flows just near San Antonio. The soils of Puente Alto derive their alluvial makeup from the Maipo, and their high stone content from their location at the foot of the Andes. Any description of Puente Alto as a wine-producing area must reference the great names Almaviva and Don Melchor - the two wines which put the area on the viticultural map.|