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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Concha y Toro Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc 1999
Concha y Toro Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc 1999
(search item no. 49910)
Wine Spectator rating: 86 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $20.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes were selected from Lot 30 in our El Triangulo vineyard, in the Casablanca Valley, where the ocean influence allows for slow ripening. This, in turn, helped 100% of the flavors of this aromatic variety to build up on the grape skin. The gravelly soil with a permeable stratum is very favorable. The south-facing hillside location is perfect for this variety. Region: Casablanca Valley, Chile Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Description: Fresh with of shades of citrus and passion fruit intermingled with hints of sweet green peppers. Exhibits the unique, powerful, assertive character and distinctive style of cold-climate, New World Sauvignon Blancs. Hand picking and reductive handling produced a greenish juice brimming with tropical aromas. Fermentation took place at temperatures ranging from 13ºC to 17ºC. Grapes were picked in three stages in order to increase the range of aromas and flavors available for blending. The wine was aged in stainless steel tanks over light lees for nine months. A perfect complement to shellfish and lightly spiced sushi.
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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.