Concha y Toro winemaker Marcelo Papa

Cabernet Franc

In the 1600s in southwestern France there was a pas de deux between a sauvignon blanc vine and a cabernet franc vine. The result was cabernet sauvignon, the dominant red grape of the last two centuries. Continue reading “Cabernet Franc”

Concha y Toro winemaker Marcelo Papa

Amarone

Today in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy computer-controlled drying fans are finishing their work or rustic straw mats are done cradling their bunches of grapes.
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Concha y Toro winemaker Marcelo Papa

Masciarelli Marina Cvetic Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC San Martino Rosso 2011

Ruby color; black cherry, forest floor, plum, spice, meat, leather on rich nose; lush dark fruits, blackberry, dark cherry, sour cherry, cocoa, blackcurrant tang on the palate. Continue reading “Masciarelli Marina Cvetic Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC San Martino Rosso 2011”

Concha y Toro winemaker Marcelo Papa

Kettmeir Pinot Bianco Alto Adige–Südtirol DOC 2014

Rich gold-straw color with hints of green; green apple, flowers on the nose; apple, pear, citrus on the palate. Continue reading “Kettmeir Pinot Bianco Alto Adige–Südtirol DOC 2014”