Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2015
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Limarí Valley
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: February 13, 2017
- Last modified: February 13, 2017
Wow. This cooler-climate Limarí Valley Chardonnay will impress those who have mistakenly written Chile off. Here in the Quebrada Seca Vineyard, the cool coastal breezes and the 190 m altitude both contribute to the freshness of this concentrated, full-bodied white. Calcium-clad clay is base for the 3 Chardonnay clones, which were whole-cluster pressed and fermented in oak vats before barrel aging for 11 months. Toast, green apple and cream is laced with bright salted lemon, fine earthy lees and a lingering vibrant lemon pith. This bottle gets even better over the course of the evening, and will also impress with a year or 2 in the cellar. Winemaker Marcelo Papa shows his skill and knowledge of terroir again here, and at a fantastic price.