Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
VINEYARD OF ORIGIN: Puente Alto Vineyard and Pirque Vineyard, D.O. Puente Alto, Maipo Valley.
VINEYARD DESCRIPTION: Both vineyards are located close to the foothills of the Andes Mountains—Puente Alto is 650 m a.s.l. and Pirque is 570 m a.s.l.—and have alluvial soils that are poor in nutrients, rocky, and highly permeable due to the abundance of gravel in the subsoil.
SOIL: River bench associated soils that are alluvial, stony, poor in nutrients and highly permeable due to the gravel sub-soil.
CLIMATE: Semi-arid Mediterranean and influenced by the Andes. This is the coolest part of the Maipo Valley. A broad daily day-to-night temperature oscillation extends the grape ripening period, concentrates the fruit, and intensifies aromas.
AGING: 16 months in French oak barrels, and in 5,000-liter foudre.
AGING POTENTIAL: Drink now or cellar until 2023.