Colour: Deep cherry red in colour.
Nose: Don Melchor 2017 is a wine with extraordinary elegance. Full of aromas and flavours and a marked presence of red berries.
Palate: On the palate, there are strong notes of Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto, with fine and delicate tannins, while also providing a good density and long-lasting finish.
Grape Varieties: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Blanc
Awards: 99 James Suckling; 96 Descorchados 2020; 95 Wine Enthusiast; 95 Wine Spectator; 94 Wine & Spirits; 94 Vinous; 94 Tim Atkin; 18 Jancis Robinson
Best paired with lamb and different types prepared of game meat, such as roasted, braised etc. Also great with terrines and pates or dry and aged or creamy cow’s or goat’s milk cheeses.
History of Don Melchor
The history of Chilean wine dates to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, but the industry underwent a French revolution of sorts in the 19th century with the arrival of new grape varieties and vinification techniques. Mr. Melchor Concha y Toro was at the vanguard of that movement and brought noble French varieties from Bordeaux. He planted those vines in the Maipo Valley in 1883 and laid the foundations of what is now Viña Concha y Toro.