Vina Concha Y Toro: A Toast To 40 Great Years Of The Largest Producer Of Latin American Wines In Asia

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Wine is a topic that people can debate on for hours but not come to a satisfactory agreement, simply because everybody has different tastes. But when a winery is able to establish itself as one of the most influential in the Asia Pacific region, you can bet that there has to be something special about its wines.

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Vina Concha y Toro is the largest wine producer in Latin America. And one of the most famous brands, Casillero del Diablo, was declared to be the best-selling wine in China in 2015.

As part of the celebrations in Asia, I had the opportunity to try some of the best wines from the winery, including a champagne from Casillero del Diablo, paired with food created by Michelin-starred chef Bruno Menard.

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The Gravas del Maipo stood out the most to me, however, with smoky notes and plenty of spice.

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It paired perfectly with the main prepared by chef Menard; perfectly cooked lobster on his signature Rubicon sauce with butternut squash and roasted pumpkin seeds.

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I particularly enjoyed the 2014 Almaviva vintage, a winery opened as a collaboration between Vina Concha y Toro and Baron Phillipe de Rothschild, with its notes of blackberry, blueberry, blackcurrant, along with hints of spices and dark chocolate. It was a great accompaniment to the dessert, and an equally great end to the meal.

40 years of Vina Concha y Toro’s wines in Asia, and I’m certainly looking forward to trying more exceptional wines from the winery!

Vina Concha y Toro: Full list of wines here