Marques de Casa Concha Heritage, a Living Legacy

Marques de Casa Concha Heritage pays homage to Don Melchor de Santiago Concha y Toro, the seventh Marques de Casa Concha, who founded his namesake Viña Concha y Toro in 1883. Almost a century later, the first wine under the Marques de Casa Concha label was bottled by the Marques’ descendants. Today, Heritage honors that rich history and the exceptional terroir of the Puente Alto region with a Bordeaux-style blend that is a quintessential expression of its origins.

Puente Alto is one of the most important appellations in the world for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The proximity of the luminous Andes Mountains and gravel-laden soils lend this origin an unmistakable character.

Marcelo Papa, Winemaker
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El Mariscal Vineyard

Nestled on the ancient alluvial terrace of the Maipo River at nearly 2,000 feet above sea level, El Mariscal Vineyard is planted predominantly to Cabernet Sauvignon on ungrafted roots in the Puente Alto region. Rocky, nutrient-poor soils foster excellent drainage and allow the roots to anchor deeply, contributing to the unique character of the Bordeaux varieties grown here. The vineyard basks in a semi-arid Mediterranean climate, influenced by the nearby Andes Mountains, leaving an indelible impression on the Heritage blend.

Don Melchor Vineyard

Resting at the foot of the Andes Mountain Range and soaring 2,100 feet above sea level on the north bank of the Maipo River, Don Melchor Vineyard is the apex of luxury winegrowing in Chile’s Puente Alto region. Cabernet Sauvignon vines, which account for more than 90 percent of the vineyard’s acreage, trace their origins to the first vines imported from Bordeaux in the late 19th Century. The vineyard is divided into seven parcels, each with its own combination of soil, organic matter and sun exposure, creating a singular wine from an extraordinary place.

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Marcelo Papa

Among the world’s preeminent winemakers, Marcelo Papa brings a wealth of experience to Amelia and Marques de Casa Concha Heritage, including more than 25 harvests in Chile, Napa Valley and Bordeaux. His wines reflect a lifelong pursuit to uncover his country’s noble winegrowing roots. Named Chile’s 2019 Winemaker of the Year by venerable wine critic and Master of Wine, Tim Atkin, Marcelo is reimagining Chile’s approach to winegrowing by matching its prized terroirs with precisely the right grape varieties, elevating his site-specific wines to the world stage.

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