Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2009
Chardonnay from Chile, South America
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
The color is clean and bright, light yellow.
The bouquet: Rich and concentrated with layers of tasty pear, fig and toasty hazelnut.
On the palate the wine is full-bodied with distinct minerality on the
palate and a core of ripe, opulent fig and pear
flavors. A long lasting, vibrant finish.
"Superfresh, with vibrant tangerine, yellow apple and heather notes backed by nice cut on the mineral-filled finish.
A deliciously unadorned style. Drink now through 2012."
"The 2009 Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay was sourced from the Limari Valley and was barrel-fermented and aged for 12 months in 33% new French oak. Notions of popcorn, toast, spiced apple, melon, and jasmine lead to a medium-bodied, ripe plush Chardonnay with savory flavors, lively acidity, and excellent length. It is an outstanding value."
The Wine Advocate
"Bright yellow. Pungent melon, pit fruit and dried fig aromas, lifted by exotic floral and lees notes that gain strength with air. Dry but fleshy nectarine and pear flavors become sweeter with air and pick up a gentle tarragon note. Stains the palate on the incisive finish, which leaves sweet honeydew, orchard fruit and herbal notes behind. I'd like to see this up against a number of $50+ American chardonnays."
International Wine Cellar
decent very drinkable Chardonnay.
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Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....
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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy,
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