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A group of eleven leaders of opinion were in the country to live the wine experience closely and, through it, discover Chile. They chose Concha y Toro as their destination, taking part in tasting and activities with the most well-known winemakers.
The chief winemaker in Maule valley, Héctor Urzúa, tells us how the harvest of the reds has been in this valley, and specifically in the beautiful Villa Alegre vineyard.
Five months after having been taken to the field nursery, the grafted plants are full of life. Shoots have already been developed but it will not be until next spring before they reach their final destination.
The neighbourhood of Vitacura is home to some of Santiago’s most exclusive spots. Alonso de Cordova is one of them; a street which can and has been likened to Rodeo Drive thanks to the glamorous shopping and dining opportunities it offers.
While the vineyards of Pirque and Casablanca have faced unstable weather conditions during the summer, the necessary measures were taken so that today the grapes are in perfect condition and presage a successful 2013 harvest.
Ignacio Recabarren, the country’s leading winemaker and the creator of several landmark Chilean wines, harvests applause and with his obsessive, up-front style cultivates a reputation for being the “mad genius” of the industry. The price, he admits, has been high.
He recently received the lifetime achievement award from El Mercurio newspaper’s Wikén and Revista del Campo magazines, confirming once again his important contribution to the modernization and promotion of the Chilean wine industry. The winemaker tells us about one of his major achievements, the development of Carmenere
In the 1980s he was key in the technological modernization of Chilean wine. He positioned Chile as a producer of high quality Sauvignon Blanc in the early 1990s. In the 2000s he took Carmenere to Olympus with his Carmín de Peumo. Both admired and misunderstood, with him there is no half way. Recabarren is pure passion.
It’s December in the Pirque Viejo vineyard and time for a second visit to the vineyards in the area. The flowering and setting have taken place and the shoots are now 1.10 meters in length on average. This size and volume of leaves will support the bunches well so that they form in an optimum way and prepare the bases for a great Cabernet Sauvignon.
Concha y Toro’s sommelier, Massimo Leonori, proposes some pairings of typical dishes of the season with our wines. Discover these harmonies and encourage yourself to try them in family and with friends. Best wishes!
Over a hundred recipes based on the wide variety of native products from the sea is what Gloria Frugone offers in her recent book entitled “Mar Chileno”. The author speaks about her inspiration in creating this work and the relationship of her recipes with Chilean wine.
In the past 13 years, Concha y Toro’s greenhouse and nursery have focused on the delicate work of developing the company’s own vines to ensure its wines’ quality from the vine: where it all begins. Only 20 km from Talca –the provincial capital of the Maule region, in south-central Chile– one finds the Rauquén nursery. [...]
It’s November in Casablanca estate and time for the second visit to the area’s vineyards. The plants’ 40 cm shoots give us new clues as to how the Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay vines are growing. Sauvignon Blanc, El Triángulo vineyard, Casablanca Valley Block 18, row 24, vine 14 A little over a month and [...]
We have wanted in Concha y Toro to make an effort to identify the different stages of growth of the vine. From October and until June 2013 we will be visiting the vineyards of Pirque and Casablanca to record the evolution of the vines from winter to the harvest. In order to better understand the [...]
31 people representatives of the Don Melchor fraternity in Brazil traveled nearly three thousand kilometers driven only by their passion for Concha y Toro’s iconic Cabernet Sauvignon. What makes someone travel from Brazil to Chile to find out what is behind Don Melchor? Passion is the word that sums it up. The passion for Don [...]
In the month of celebration of Chile’s national holiday, Concha y Toro has visited typical Chilean food restaurants in Santiago to show some of the good alternatives for this 18 September. Persuade yourself to try them together with our wines! Traditional cuisine with a unique touch If you are looking for the purest style traditional [...]
The vote has been put in the hands of the consumer to decide which wines are most favored amongst wine drinkers. The Snooth 2012 People’s Voice Wine Awards is entering its final voting round and four Concha y Toro wines have made the cut. They include our Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon, Casillero del Diablo Reserva Privada [...]
As part of the celebrations of Chile’s National Holidays, Concha y Toro’s sommelier, Gabriel Salas, has wanted to share some pairing ideas between our wines and the typical Chilean dishes. Give a glance to these combinations and encourage yourself to try them for this eighteenth of September “dieciochero”. Meat casserole (“cazuela”) “As the casserole has [...]
Maximilian Riedel arrived at Concha y Toro to taste the winery’s best Carmenere and, on the basis of this, choose the ideal wine glass for expressing the emblematic variety from Chile in the best possible manner. If there is a glass especially designed for Cabernet Sauvignon, another for Chardonnay and another for Syrah, why [...]
In the heart of Santiago’s trendy and antique district of Lastarria you will find Bocanáriz, a newly opened wine bar with a difference. Bocanáriz offers a wine and food experience like no other in Santiago, where you can sip on one of their 304 selections of wine while learning about them and pairing them with [...]