The 2022-2023 season showed an unusually distinct climate between coastal areas and the interior parts of the country. Despite the fact that it was one of the warmest seasons in recent times, it proved to be quite advantageous for Concha y Toro’s high-end wines.
The 2022-2023 season was extremely challenging for Chilean wine growing, marked by fires, droughts, and high temperatures. However, a thorough analysis of the year ahead and sound decisions, combined with proper management and coordination of the winemaking teams, allowed for a successful harvest. Vines were harvested on time, achieving good volumes, and excellent quality.
“Over the 31 harvests I have seen, I had never observed such contrasting climatic differences between the coastal and interior regions of Chile in a single year. It was a clear transition between the La Niña and El Niño phenomena in the months of December, January, and February. This required the winemaking teams to be very agile in some areas and very patient in others”, comments Papa.