Don Melchor, Chile’s first ultra-premium wine, is the only one with 23 vintages to its credit, all prize-winning and renowned by world wine critics. This iconic wine is the epitome of Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto, and ranks Chile as one of the world’s great producers of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Origin: Puente Alto vineyard, located at 650 meters above sea level in the Alto Maipo Valley. The over twenty-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines furnish fabulous fruit.
Soil: Stony soil of Puente Alto, that comprises material carried downstream from the Andes by the Maipo River. Nutrient poor and weakly absorbent soil curbs excessive vegetative growth and fruit production.
Climate: At Puente Alto, in summer, warm days give way to cold nights. Refreshing mountain air channeled down the Maipo canyon cools the vineyard more than elsewhere in the Maipo Valley. It is the sharp diurnal temperature differences that assist tannin ripening and the development of aromas as well as fixing exceptionally high quantities of polyphenol compounds in the grapes.
This wine is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc that is elegant and complex, brimming with notes of black currants and spice complemented by chocolate and tobacco. On the palate, soft tannins give way to evolving freshness with an elegant, persistent finish.
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