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December 20, 2018 | Club Wines | Louie's Wine Club

Learn about your wines: Concha y Toro Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon

The Maipo Valley of Chile is to most wine drinkers a lesser-known New World wine region. It’s the frontier or the Wild West - or perhaps the ‘Wild South’ for that matter! Few know that the Maipo has a 150 year heritage of winemaking, or over 7,000 acres under vine, and most certainly don’t know the sub-region of Alto Maipo in the foothills of the Andes where Concha y Toro grows the Cabernet Sauvignon for Terrunyo.

This is rugged country with poor soil composition and few nutrients, which causes the vines to work harder to develop the energy, sugars, and phenols in the grape. This stress is your gain as the vines generally produce fewer grapes but give more complexity to each year's crop. The 2013 Concha y Toro Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon is a unique wine that can truly hold its own with traditional expressions of Cabernet in France and the Old World.

Tasting Notes: Shows red fruits and blueberry with a backbone of minerality including pencil shaving. Well balanced with silky tannins. Slight chill recommended. Big flavored game and red meats including lamb, pork or wild boar, or beef cuts like a Ribeye. Strong cheeses such as bleu and roquefort stand up well to Terrunyo.

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