When it comes to spending a night in with someone special, hosting friends or family, there are really only two things you need for a great night, amazing food and great wine.
Now for me, I’ve always been a fan of the red, but now as the weather turns, the leaves fall and colder weather settles in around us, I love to have a hearty meal, great charcuterie boards, and I like them to be accompanied by some quality red wine.
If you asked me to describe the perfect meal for this time of year, I’d probably say a premium steak, mini baked potatoes, brussel sprouts and a glass of Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon.
Made in a Chilean Winery in the Maipo Valley this premium quality robust Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits flavours of cassis, blackberry, chocolate and cedar notes. Full-bodied and smooth, it makes the perfect addition to a steak dinner.
It’s rich without being heavy, flavourful without being overpowering, and the smoothness overall makes it very easy to drink and enjoy.
Both vineyards are located close to the foothills of the Andes Mountains—Puente Alto is 650 m a.s.l. and Pirque is 570 m a.s.l.—and have alluvial soils that are poor in nutrients, rocky, and highly permeable due to the abundance of gravel in the subsoil.
River bench associated soils that are alluvial, stony, poor in nutrients and highly permeable due to the gravel sub-soil.
Semi-arid Mediterranean and influenced by the Andes. This is the coolest part of the Maipo Valley. A broad daily day-to-night temperature oscillation extends the grape ripening period, concentrates the fruit, and intensifies aromas.
16 months in French oak barrels, and in 5,000-liter foudre.
Drink now and decant or cellar until 2023.
For just $22.95 (LCBO VINTAGES#: 337238) Concha y Toro Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon really is a fantastic deal, and not just for some same old same red, for a quality Cabernet Sauvignon that really does make the perfect pairing for a steak dinner or really most red meat, it would also be a great pairing with lamb as well.
Not a meat-eater? no problem, The Marques de Casa Concha is also perfect to have on its own when a friend drops in or to reward oneself with a glass for a productive day completed.
No matter how you enjoy it, I just hope you like it as much as I do.