Marques de Casa Concha Etiqueta Negra
Dark red. Oily body with notes of cherry, blackcurrant, cedar, blackberry and black tar, as well as a hint of graphite. It has a deep concentration of flavors framed by strong tannins. A soft, almost silky, texture masks the wine’s tannin structure, which really stands out at the beginning of the long finish.
VINEYARD OF ORIGIN: El Mariscal Vineyard, D.O. Puente Alto, Alto Maipo Valley.
VINEYARD DESCRIPTION: The El Mariscal Vineyard has an altitude of 650 m.a.s.l., in the foothills of the Andes and along the northern bank of the Maipo River. Its alluvial soil is lacking in nutrients and highly permeable due to the number of loose stones found in the subsoil. It produces fairly weak and slow-growing vines with concentrated and mature bunches.
SOIL: The soils are of alluvial origin and rocky, poor in nutrients, and have tremendous permeability due to the gravel in the subsoil which enables excellent drainage.
CLIMATE: The semi-arid Mediterranean climate is highly influenced by the Andes Mountains. The vineyard is located in the coldest region of the Maipo Valley, with a variation of around 18°C between daily high and low temperatures. This leads to a longer grape maturation time and a concentration and intensification of their aromas.
AGING: 16 months in French oak barrels. (60% new and 40% used).
AGING POTENTIAL: 20 years.