COLOUR: Deep cherry-red.
AROMA: Dark fruit expression, such as cherry, blackberry
and morello cherries that meld with notes of chocolate and
PALATE: Firm and delicate palate, with soft and silky
tannins. Good density, concentration and amplitude. Persistent
Wine Spectator 93 points - This full-bodied red coats the palate with cream-tinged kirsch, blackberry sauce and grilled fig notes. Those give way to game, spice and dark cured olive hints, which add a lovely savory edge to the long finish. Drink now through 2017. 1,000 cases made.-NW
(Oct 15 2012)
Wine Advocate 89 points - The 2008 Gravas del Maipo is a blend of 91% Syrah and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon that is aged for 17 months in French oak (70% new and 30% one-year old.) It has a well-defined bouquet with black currant, raspberry and a touch of crushed violet that exhibits fine lift. The palate is crisp and focused with pepper tinged dark berry fruit, black olives and a touch of truffle, although the finish does not demonstrate the precision and focus I would expect given the price. Drink now-2018. (Dec 2012)
Gravas del Maipo is born as a tribute by Concha y Toro to the majestic Andes and the hidden gravel from silently eroded, displaced and molded soils year after year in the thousands of years old Maipo basin. It reflects the challenge of positioning Chile as a high-quality wine producer, together with the constant and passionate search for identifying those terroirs that faithfully express the character of a grape variety.
|91% Syrah, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon
17 months in French oak barrels (70% new, 30% second use)
Small lamb chops with thyme.
Fresh cow cheeses.
|Concha y Toro is Latin America’s principal wine exporter and one of the most important wine brands in the world, with a presence in more than 135 countries.
A global company that brings together tradition and innovation, and supports its commitment with the consumer by providing them with the best quality and wine experience.
Our agricultural-oenological work philosophy is oriented to quality in the whole production process and to extracting the unique and distinctive characteristics of each specific origin.
The diversification of soils and climates has enabled us to have the widest range of varieties in the Chilean industry. This, plus a deep dedication by the winery and constant research, provides internationally praised wines.