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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Concha y Toro Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
Concha y Toro Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2002
(search item no. 80768)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes were selected from the La Terrazas area of our Pirque Viejo vineyard, a 25-year-old vineyard on shallow, rocky soil. Proximity to the Maipo River makes this a unique area within the upper Maipo Valley. Yield per hectare was 25hl. Region: Pirque Vineyard, Maipo Valley, Chile Grape Variety: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot 10% Carmenere Description: Deep, intense and ruby-red in color, with shades of tobacco and cedar skillfully intermingled with red berries. Great character and finesse. This wine is mainly defined by its great elegance and sophistication. Grapes were stemmed, and following a light pressing, the juice was pumped into 10,000-liter stainless steel tanks. Temperatures were kept within 27ºC and 29ºC. Tank contents were pumped over in full once a day in three stages. Following fermentation, the wine was macerated for two weeks in sealed tanks. The wine was subsequently transferred to small French oak barrels where it was aged for 19 months. This wine is an excellent accompaniment to leg of lamb with spicy sauces, blue cheese, Gruyere and Emmentaler.
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About Vina Concha y Toro:

Founded in 1883, Viña Concha y Toro is Latin America’s leading producer and occupies an outstanding position among the world’s most important wine companies, currently exporting to 135 countries worldwide. Uniquely, it owns around 9,500 hectares of prime vineyards, which allows the company to secure the highest quality grapes for its wine production. Concha y Toro’s portfolio includes a wide range of successful brands at every price point, from the top of the range Don Melchor and Almaviva to the flagship brand Casillero del Diablo and innovative stand-alone brands such as Palo Alto and Maycas del Limarí. The company has 3,162 employees and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.