In 1883, Don Melchor de Concha y Toro and his wife, Doña Emiliana Subercaseaux, brought the most noble of the Bordeaux region's wine grape stocks to Chile, founding Viña Concha y Toro. Don Melchor planted his first vines in the Maipo Valley, and it was there that he built his home, known today as the Casona de Pirque. In October 1994, Concha y Toro became the first Chilean winery to have its shares traded on the New York stock exchange.
In 1997, Eduardo Guilisasti and Baronness Philippine de Rothschild endorsed a joint venture between Concha y Toro and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, creating Viña Almaviva. Its goal was to produce the first Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé equivalent in Chile, a "Primer Orden" wine. Concha y Toro contributed 40 hectares of its best Puente Alto vineyards for the production of Almaviva, and built a château-type cellar for this unique wine, to be run the same way as for a "Grand Cru Classé".
Dedicated to producing wines of unprecedented quality that fully demonstrate the potential of Chile's natural resources, Concha y Toro has become the quality leader in Chilean winemaking.
"The Cabernet Sauvignon brings aromas of plums, tobacco, cacao and a good structure in the mouth. The Merlot brings aromas of black fruits, raspberries and silkiness in the mouth. The result is a fruity wine, of medium body and a good finish.
Color: Bright and intense ruby red.
Nose: Fresh and fruity, black plums and vanilla.
Palate: Soft tannins, harmonic and with a good aftertaste."
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