Marques de Casa Concha Merlot
Deep, dark, and bright red with aromas of blackcurrants, wild berries, plums, and spices with a nice touch of vanilla, mocha, and oak that lend complexity. Fresh and captivating on the palate with velvety soft tannins that complement the tremendously fruity expression well into the long and lingering finish.
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: Alluvial with a clay-loam texture.
CLIMATE: Mediterranean, with an extended dry season. The area receives constant breezes from the Maule River and is also subject to broad shifts between daytime and nighttime temperatures during the summer due to the influence of the Andes Mountains.
AGING: 18 months 50% in French oak barrels and 50% in 5,000-liter foudres.
AGING POTENTIAL: Drink now or cellar until 2023.