Where does it come from?
Marques de Casa Concha’s winemaker, Marcelo Papa, has carefully selected the most suitable vineyard location for his Syrah to thrive: in the Buin vineyard (Quinta de Viluco) on the south bank of the Maipo River (south of Santiago de Chile).
How is it made?
Marcelo is meticulous. He carefully picked the barrels in which this wine has spent 14 months to achieve an elegant and harmonious style, which softens beautifully with age. Consistently a prize-winner, it has been ranked five times in the prestigious ranking of the Top 100 Wines of the Year, by Wine Spectator (the Amateur’s Bible).
What does it taste like?
If the nose shows massively concentrated cherry, raspberry and character, it is a fine and delicate wine on the palate. The texture is refined, with flavours of cherries, raspberries and liquorice.
What should you drink it with?
Its smooth and long finish will be better accompanied by meat: luscious tandoori lamb chops, or smoke T-bone steaks. But to reassure veggies, it can also be a brilliant companion to lobster paella, porcini risotto or a baked eggplant parmesan penne.
Marques de Casa Concha Syrah is available from Tesco, £12