Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Dark and deep purple wine. Unctuous aromas of cherry, cassis, cedar, blackberry, and slight hints of black pepper. Firm with a deep concentration of flavors. A delicate, silky texture frames soft tannins, which comes at the beginning of their long and pleasant finish.
Great food pairings include oven-roasted lamb, pork, or beef with black pepper sauce and spicy mashed potatoes or spicy sausage with a black olive baguette and Dijon mustard.
Blend: 94.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Carmenere, 2.5% Syrah
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A prephylloxera field selection of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Syrah from the Palo Santo Vineyard along the southern banks of the Tinguiririca River. At 13.5% ABV, this silky red is undeniably approachable. Aromas of black cherry, vanilla, and brushy earthiness are engaging. Rich, ripe notes of mulberry, nutmeg, and spiced plum are accentuated by black pepper and mocha. There’s a chalkiness mid-palate, wrapped around supple tannins. Tobacco leaf and cinnamon confirm the wine’s layers of flavors. Well-structured and opulent.
The subtle and elegant 2019 Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Cabernet Sauvignon was produced with grapes from Marchigüe in Colchagua and has moderate alcohol for a warm and dry year. It's round, juicy and approachable, with the fine-grained tannins from Cabernet Sauvignon and some herbal notes in the finish.
This has lots of brambly and toasty accents to the roasted plum and dark cherry flavors, with pastry notes mid palate and mocha and spice hints on the broad finish. Drink now
Founded in 1883, Vina 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.
Well-regarded for intense and exceptionally high quality red wines, the Colchagua Valley is situated in the southern part of Chile’s Rapel Valley, with many of the best vineyards lying in the foothills of the Coastal Range.
Heavy French investment and cutting-edge technology in both the vineyard and the winery has been a boon to the local viticultural industry, which already laid claim to ancient vines and a textbook Mediterranean climate.
The warm, dry growing season in the Colchagua Valley favors robust reds made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Malbec and Syrah—in fact, some of Chile’s very best are made here. A small amount of good white wine is produced from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.