The renewed Amelia line, produced by Marcelo Papa with grapes from the Limari Valley, had an extraordinary performance in the report by the prestigious U.S. publication.
In “Chile: 2018 – The Best Vintage of the Last 20 Years?” the Spanish critic Luis Gutiérrez assigned excellent scores to the wines by Concha y Toro, including Amelia Chardonnay 2018 with an exceptional 95 points and Amelia Pinot Noir 2018 with a noteworthy 94 points.
Regarding the Chardonnay, Gutierrez highlighted that:
“This wine was one of the great discoveries of my tasting (…). The wine presents itself as serious and moderate, with a different bite on the palate. It has the sharpness of limestone, with a bit more volume, and is very complete, harmonious, long and broad, with a flavorful, salty and persistent finish.”
With respect to Amelia Pinot Noir, the critic wrote:
“This 2018 feels much more complete, dry and serious; it is flavorful with a salty touch at the finish, with attractive fruit and some sharp tannins. Good complexity and balance. It is an innovative vintage, with great precision.”
By moving its origin to the Limari Valley and adding Pinot Noir to the collection, Amelia looks to express the unique natures of this terroir for the production of high-end wines.
Both varieties, with origin in the Quebrada Seca vineyard, are influenced by the proximity of the Pacific Ocean and a climate marked by cloudy mornings, sunny afternoons, low temperatures and abundant sunlight. The high concentration of calcium carbonate in its soil make for a Chardonnay that displays multiple aromatic layers, an excellent combination of structure and minerality and an attractive salinity in its long-lasting, fresh finish. while Amelia Pinot Noir has a great structure, balanced acidity and a touch of salinity that only the Limari Valley can afford.