Marques de Casa Concha Etiqueta Negra
Dark red. Oily body with notes of cherry, blackcurrant, cedar, blackberry and black tar, as well as a hint of graphite. It has a deep concentration of flavors framed by strong tannins. A soft, almost silky, texture masks the wine’s tannin structure, which really stands out at the beginning of the long finish.
VINEYARD OF ORIGIN: El Mariscal Vineyard, D.O. Puente Alto, Alto Maipo Valley.
VINEYARD DESCRIPTION: The El Mariscal Vineyard has an altitude of 650 m.a.s.l., in the foothills of the Andes and along the northern bank of the Maipo River. The vineyard consists of pre-phylloxera vines along a vertical trellis. Its alluvial soil is lacking in nutrients and highly permeable due to the number of loose stones found in the subsoil. It produces fairly weak and slow-growing vines with concentrated and mature bunches.
SOIL: Third alluvial terrace of Puente Alto, large content of round stones measuring around 50-70cm. Excellent drainage.
CLIMATE: The semi-arid Mediterranean climate is highly influenced by the Andes Mountains. The vineyard is located in the coldest region of the Maipo Valley, with a variation of around 18°C between daily high and low temperatures. This leads to a longer grape maturation time and a concentration and intensification of their aromas.
AGING: 6 months in French oak barrels. (60% new and 40% used).
AGING POTENTIAL: 20 years.