November, 2017

British master of wine Tim Atkin gives seminar in Shanghai

Leading British Master of Wine Tim Atkin led the seminar “Uncovering Concha y Toro´s 19th-century vineyards”.

A seminar on “Uncovering Concha y Toro´s 19th-century vineyards” was held on October 19 at the Shanghai Fairmont Peace Hotel.

The event consisted of a masterclass followed by a vertical tasting of the iconic wines from Concha y Toro’s oldest vineyards: Don Melchor, a Cabernet Sauvignon from Puente Alto, in the Alto Maipo Valley; and Carmín de Peumo, a Carmenere from the Peumo Vineyard, in the Cachapoal Valley. These were two of the company’s very first vineyards, with a history going back to the late 19th century.

The seminar was led by Tim Atkin, a British Master of Wine with 31 years of experience in the industry who also co-chairs the International Wine Challenge, one of the wine world’s most prestigious competitions, and writes for countless publications including The World of Fine Wine, Imbibe, and Decanter.

The panel also featured Pablo Pressac, who has held the position of Concha y Toro Wine Ambassador for Asia since 2015.

The experts discussed the unique characteristics of these two wines, as well as the features of the vineyards where they are born, climate conditions, harvest processes, and winemaking techniques that go into them, before an audience of more than 30 people.

Attendees at the Shanghai event – who included major figures in the trade, opinion leaders, sommeliers, and members of the press – were given a chance to taste the 1989, 1997, and 2014 vintages of Don Melchor and the 2010, 2012, and 2014 vintages of Carmín de Peumo.