Sunday, May 15, 2011

Viña Concha y Toro

We spent a lovely Saturday afternoon on a wine-tasting tour at Viña Concha y Toro, the largest producer of wine in Latin America. We caught a very authentic blue Chilean bus to the wine estate, and felt that we had earned our wine on the journey there!

The wine estate boasts beautiful grounds, and the vineyards were spectacular in their autumnal colours. We toured the estate and the cellars, and even saw the legendary Casillero del Diablo, where the devil himself is said to watch over the barrels of wine.

The end of the tour was a splendid cheese and wine tasting, where we critiqued the colour, aroma and taste of four Concha y Toro reds. We got less and less discerning as the tasting went on, but we thoroughly enjoyed sampling the delicious wines.

After the tasting we had a great tapas-style dinner at the restaurant, washed down with the unanimous favourite, Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Carmenere.

1 comment:

Heater said...

Looks like a very tough assignment. One that I wouldn't mind tackling too. Hope you both are well. Photos seem to indicate that's the case...

Mike H.