Syrah / Shiraz
Gravas del Maipo is born as a tribute by Concha y Toro to the majestic Andes and the hidden gravel from silently eroded, displaced and molded soils year after year in the thousands of years old Maipo basin. It reflects the challenge of positioning Chile as a high-quality wine producer, together with the constant and passionate search for identifying those terroirs that faithfully express the character of a grape variety.
Denomination of Origin
Quinta de Maipo Vineyard, D.O. Buin, Alto Maipo Valley.
The Quinta de Maipo Vineyard is located 420 m above sea level and extends along the southern bank of the Maipo River at the foot of the Andes Mountains. e vines come from a massal selection and are trellised to vertical shoot position. e rocky characteristics of the alluvial soil with gravel to two meters deliver complex, elegant, and nicely rounded tannins to the Syrah.
Semi-arid Mediterranean with Andean in uence and protected by the nearby hills. is season experienced lower temperatures than normal during the owering and harvesting period (Nov-April). In terms of precipitation, the season was a ected by the El Niño phenomenon, with total rainfall of 353.6 mm over the entire season, starting in the winter and even experiencing heavy rain during the harvest period.
14 months in French oak barrels (15% new, 85% one use).
Of alluvial origin, silty-clay in the rst horizon. Gravel predominates below the surface, which lends the soil good permeability and few nutrients.
Isabel earned her degree in Agricultural Engineering with a specialization in Enology from the Catholic University of Chile. She began her professional career with the 2011 harvest at Concha y Toro where she worked closely with winemaker Marcelo Papa (Enology Director).Read more
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