Posts Tagged Concha Y Toro


The Don of Chilean Cabernet


If you ever get the opportunity to visit the vineyard where Concha Y Toro’s flagship Don Melchor wine starts its life, you are likely to find yourself in a ditch. An actual ditch, dug just so that you can see, close up, the composition of volcanic stony soil in which the vines struggle to survive. Beats being handed a stone or rock by a winemaker, as is so often the case. (more…)

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Keep Carmenere And Carry On


You could call the arrival of Carmenere in Chile a happy accident.

It was Merlot the Chileans were after, back in the day. Unbeknown to them, they got Carmenere vines as well. (more…)

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Chilean Pinot Noir And Black Truffles


The shops may be pumping out cheesy seasonal hits from the 70s, but at SipSwoosh Towers, we’re still firmly in an Autumn frame of mind. Mists and mellow fruitfulness. That kind of thing. And, as winter doesn’t officially start until 21st December, it IS still Autumn, dammit!

So let me talk about truffles – the quintessential smell and flavour of Autumn – and Pinot Noir, the wine I reach for most at this time of year. Especially those that have developed earthy, fungal tones. My idea of heaven.

I’ll admit then that Chilean Pinot Noir would not be my first port of call. There’s something of the Kardashian in many I have tried.

But an invite to try some of Concha Y Toro’s fine wines with black truffles from Périgord at Bar Boulud London was too good to resist. And I was genuinely surprised about some of the wines. (more…)

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Malbec And Me – The Return


A short while back, I said I was a bit “meh” about Argentinian Malbec.

I wouldn’t kick it out of my house – but I wouldn’t have it as my desert island wine either. Powerful and intense, it would bore me to tears after a few days.

However, a little chink in my armour might have appeared, thanks to a lunch organised by CyT UK – Concha Y Toro’s UK arm – to promote Malbecs from its Argentinian brand Trivento. (more…)

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