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Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Deep red with lush cherry, black currant, and blackberry aromas with a touch of tar and smoke. The highly concentrated flavors are framed by firm tannins. The texture is smooth—almost silky—and masks the firm tannic structure that lies below and only appears on the lingering finish.
Deep red with lush cherry, black currant, and blackberry aromas with a touch of tar and smoke. The highly concentrated flavors are framed by firm tannins. The texture is smooth—almost silky—and masks the firm tannic structure that lies below and only appears on the lingering finish.
General description

General description

Variety / Style

  • 85% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 8% Syrah
  • 4% Cabernet Franc
  • 1% Malbec
  • 1% Merlot
  • 1% Petit Verdot

Denomination of Origin (D.O.)

  • Puente Alto Vineyard and Pirque Vineyard, D.O Maipo, Maipo Valley.

Vineyard

Both vineyards are located close to the foothills of the Andes Mountains –Puente Alto 650 msnm and Pirque 570 msnm-, and have alluvial soils that are poor in nutrients, rocky, and highly permeable due to the abundance of gravel in the subsoil.

Soil

Associated with fluvial terraces. Alluvial, rocky, poor in nutrients, and highly permeable due to the abundance of gravel in the subsoil.

Climate

Semi-arid Mediterranean with a strong influence of the Andes Mountains. This is the coldest part of the Maipo Valley and has a pronounced difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures (approximately 18oC). An extended ripening period concentrated and intensifies the aromas in the grapes.

AGING

16 months in French oak barrels, and in 5,000-liter foudre.

Winemakers

Winemakers

MARCELO PAPA

Marcelo Papa, winemaker of Marques de Casa Concha and Technical Director of Viña Concha y Toro, has been widely highlighted as one of the most influential figures in the national wine scene, being chosen as “winemaker of the year” in 2019 by the prestigious English critic, Tim Atkin.

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

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Game meats

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Red meats

Accolades

Accolades

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Expert Reviews

Expert Reviews

Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator

play_arrow Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Dense, rich and full of dark fruit and spice flavors, supported by muscular tannins and acidity. The dried blackberry, black fig and smoke-infused cocoa powder notes feature some accents of dried meat. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

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