B-RD01-955

DON MELCHOR 1988

Orange-red in color. Well developed bouquet, prunes, hints of menthol. Smooth tannins, rounded, pleasant, long finish.

  • VINTAGE: 1988

    GRAPE: Cabernet Sauvignon

    ORIGIN: Chile

    TASTE PROFILE: Robust Red - Powerful & Bold

    DELICIOUS WITH: Beef, Mature and hard cheese

    SERVING TEMPERATURE:16 to 18°C

    IDEAL FOR: Barbecue, Dinner, On the sofa

    SIZE: 0.75

    EXPERT RATINGS: 89 -RP

    THE STORY: founded by Don Melchor de Santiago Concha y Toro and his wife, Emiliana Subercaseaux, in 1883.[2] To start the winery, he brought grape varieties from the Bordeaux region in France.[2] The grapes that he brought were: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon blanc, Semillon, Merlot, and Carmenère. The vineyard was incorporated as a stock company in 1923 and shares were sold in the Santiago stock market.[2] Concha y Toro began exporting wine in March 1933 to the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 1950, the winery began to acquire more vineyards and also began the process of adapting its business to new markets and meeting a higher demand.

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