Vina Don Melchor: Painstaking attention in each vintage

By Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr

There are very few Chilean cabernet sauvignons with the pedigree of Vina Don Melchor. First planted in 1883 in the Puente Alto region of the Maipo Valley, its 314-acre vineyard is divided into seven primary parcels and divided yet again into 151 sub-parcels to isolate the unique character of the soil. The cabernet sauvignons – the only wines made by this producer – reflect the painstaking attention that goes into choosing the complex vineyard blend for each vintage.

Named after the founder of Concha y Toro, this brand was launched in the late 1980s and quickly achieved fame among the world’s best cabernet sauvignons. Nine times it made Wine Spectator’s annual list of top 100 wines in the world. The 2020 Vina Don Melchor scored a perfect 100 by wine critic James Suckling.

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