Medium red wine, friendly, balanced, with hints of red fruit and moderate tannins body. Gentil and silky. It goes well with pork, lamb, turkey, game birds, fatty fish and pastas.
Bright, dark and deep red. The dark colour sets the tone for the flavours that are as black as night: dark cherry pits, dark berries, a lasting smoky yet rich black-tar. Though tannic now, this wine should evolve. Theres already some complexity beginning to develop out of its firm, quiet supple core.
Publication: Wine Spectator WeeklyWine: Marques de Casa Concha 2001 MerlotDate: December 2003Country: United StatesReview: 90 points. Top 100 wine of 2003Comments: Smoky and ripe, with black currant and plum flavors, hints of herbs, cocoa and toast, and a fleshy, mouthfilling finish. Feels like it has the stuffing to cellar a bit too. This label is really strong these days. Drink now through 2005.
Origin: Peumo Vineyard. Peumo, Rapel Valley.
Soil: The former terraces of the Cachapoal River are deep alluvial clay loam. The clays provide great water retention that contributes to good grape ripening.
Climate: Subhumid Mediterranean. Hot days give way to temeperate nights. The nearby Cachapoal River abates summer temperatures at night, which helps in the development of this variety`s softer tannins.
Harvest: Hand picked. April 26 - May 8, 2001.
Aging: 16 months in french oak barrels(33% in new & 67% in two year old barrels).
Enjoy with red and white meats, pasta, and cheese.