Marques de Casa Concha Merlot
Deep, dark, and bright red with aromas of blackcurrants, wild berries, plums, and spices, and a nice touch of vanilla, mocha, and oak lend complexity. Rich, deftly balanced, muscular, and multi-layered on the palate with firm tannins that will evolve nicely.
VINEYARD OF ORIGIN: San Clemente Vineyard, D.O Maule, Maule Valley.
VINEYARD DESCRIPTION: The vineyards are located 200 m a.s.l. in the San Clemente zone and extend over hills and alluvial terraces near the northern bank of the Maule River. The Merlot vines are primarily clone 181 and are trellised to vertical shoot position.
SOIL:River bench associated soils, deep alluvial clay loam.
CLIMATE: Strong influence of the Cachapoal River and Lake Rapel. Less influenced by the Andes.
AGING: 18 months in French oak barrels, and a small portion aged in 5000-liter foudres.
AGING POTENTIAL: Drink now or cellar until 2022.