Marques de Casa Concha Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Clean and bright, greenish-straw yellow color. Aromas of lime and grapefruit are followed by ripe white peach and fresh-cut grass. Intense, yet mild with a delicious concentration of flavors enveloped in a mineral structure. Pair with shellfish and fish (in butter, cheese, or cream-based sauces) or oily fish like salmon (fresh or smoked) or tuna.
Vinya Concha y Toro was established in 1883 by Don Melchor, a successful businessman who regularly traveled to Europe. He took vine cuttings from vineyards in Bordeaux and brought them back to his estate in the Maipo Valley, where he planted them. The rest, as they say, is history. With over 21,700 acres of vineyards in some of the best locations in both Chile and Argentina, Vinya Concha y Toro has complete control over wine quality from the planting of grape varieties to harvesting, cellaring, and bottling. This Sauvignon Blanc was created in tribute to the title conferred in 1718 by King Felipe V of Spain upon the Concha y Toro family. From a limited production of their vineyards in the Leyla Valley (located over 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the San Antonio Valley), this Sauvignon Blanc is fresh, lush, elegant, and delicate, embodying Concha y Toro's culture and tradition in the art of winemaking. The clay soils and Pacific Ocean breezes lend this wine tremendous intensity and aromatic potential, which is reflected in its citrus notes, especially grapefruit.