Launching 2016 edition
Don Melchor celebrates 30 vintages and affirms its position as one of the world’s most iconic Cabernet Sauvignons.
Over the course of its more than 30 years of history, Don Melchor has always focused on seeking the expression of a Cabernet Sauvignon from an exceptional terroir like Puente Alto’s in the Alto Maipo Valley. Its objective has been to find the perfect balance, always trying to reach the highest quality in each and every vintage. Since its beginnings, Don Melchor has aimed to compete with the greatest wines in the world and show Chile’s tremendous potential as a producer of high-end wines and eventually becoming a true benchmark for the variety on a global level.
“Don Melchor is a wine that represents the respect for the past with a strong focus on the future and that expresses the admiration for the vineyard and the search for perfection. This wine is the culmination of 30 years of listening to the Puente Alto terroir, the perfect expression of what we call the beauty of balance,” says Don Melchor technical director Enrique Tirado.
This important milestone is celebrated with the release of the 30th vintage—the 2016—a excellent vintage for Don Mechor that stands out for the balance of flavors and aromas reached in this wine.
The 2016 vintage is 93 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 % Cabernet Franc, 3 % Petit Verdot, and 1 % Merlot. It spent 14 months in French oak barrels, 55 % of which were new and 45 % were second use.