Our better than ever Cabernet Sauvignon

By: Paola Peñafiel

Periodista de Concha y Toro en México

access_time 2019 · 12 · 27

The Central Valley of Chile is recognized internationally as one of the best terroirs for the production of this variety. If in the year 2018 the perfect conditions were had for an “extraordinary harvest”, then we will be encountering Cabernet Sauvignon wines of excellent quality, which have achieved their maximum expression.

Cabernet Sauvignon is the star wine variety of Chile, but not only in the country, it is also one of the most famous in the world. Coming from France, specifically the Bordeaux area, and originated from the mixture of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, this variety of red grapes spread throughout Europe, and later, it was able to adapt in almost all the New World wine countries.

It arrived in Chile in the mid-nineteenth century and although it was cultivated in various valleys, the central area is known to have the best climatic and soil conditions for its development. This region is characterized by its well-defined seasons throughout the year, and where the sun and high temperatures, during spring and summer, are essential for the optimum maturity of the grape, achieving elegant, fine and high quality wines.

Its grapes are small and uniform in size, dark blue and thick skinned. Its wines are deep dark red, complex, with high tannins and considerable acidity. It has great aging potential. Its aromas are red currant, cherries and red fruits, and it can also have the aroma of green pepper and olives. With the aging, Cabernet Sauvignon becomes more structured, velvety and with deeper aromas of tobacco, dark chocolate and graphite.

Although it is one of the most famous varieties in the world, it’s a rough and structured wine, and, for many, it does not initially impress. However, once its character and qualities are discovered, it usually becomes the favorite.

Cabernet Sauvignon will pair best with full-bodied, spiced and fatty foods such as red meat, pasta with bold sauces, spicy foods, stews, sausages, cheeses and bitter chocolate.

Casillero Del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 

It is the most famous, best selling and most awarded variety of Casillero del Diablo. His 2005 vintage was awarded by Decanter magazine as the best on the planet. An intense ruby ​​red wine with medium body and silky firm tannins. It has aromas of cherries, plums and touches of vanilla and toast. It comes from vineyards located in the renowned Central Valley and has months of aging in American oak barrels. An excellent wine that also showcases the 2018 vintage, which has been cataloged by Marcelo Papa, Technical Director of Oenology of Concha y Toro, as an “extraordinary harvest”. This season presented perfect climatic conditions and an excellent condition of the grape, achieving one of the best harvests of recent times. Given this scenario, wines of outstanding quality and remarkable aromatic explosion and balance were achieved.

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This classic and renowned Casillero Del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 would go great to share at a barbecue with friends and family. We recommend provolone cheese and grilled sausage as an appetizer, and for the main course, roasted beef or goat.

Trio Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The Trio wine line produces perfect blends that seek to achieve complex and expressive wines. And in this case it certainly succeeds. With 88% of Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% of Cabernet Franc and 5% of Syrah, this wine has notes of fresh red plums, black cherries and sweet spices that are mixed with a soft toast contributed by its passage in barrels. It comes from the Maule Valley, one of the most recognized in the country for this variety. This wine already sells its 2018 vintage so you can’t miss out on it.

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With Trio Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, an elegant and expressive wine, we recommend accompanying bacon-rolled beef fillet medallions with homemade pea puree.

Marques De Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

This wine is more complex because, during 16 months, it passes through the French oak barrels and 5,000-liter fouders. A deep red wine, with firm tannins and a soft, almost silky texture. With great concentration of flavors and aromas of cherry, sarsaparilla, cedar, blackberry, tar and a hint of smoke.

It is created with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah and touches of Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot. It comes from the Puente Alto and Pirque vineyards, both located in the Maipo Valley, terroir internationally recognized as one of the best in the world for the production of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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A Marques De Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon will perfectly accompany your most complex dishes. For instance, it will go very well with a stewed rabbit with garlic and baked potatoes.

These Cabernet Sauvignon wines of the Concha y Toro family,  as experts have already said, offers outstanding quality in red wines as rarely seen.

Discover also the Extraordinary 2018 Vintage in the Merlot, Carmenere, Pinot Noir, Malbec, y Syrah varieties of  Gran Reserva Serie Riberas, Casillero del Diablo, Marques de Casa Concha and Trio!

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