Concha y Toro Chardonnay 2011 is Brilliant yellow in colour, with intense aromas of green apple, tropical fruit and papaya. Fresh and medium bodied on the palate, with good acidity and flavours of pineapple, passionfruit, with some grassy notes. Serve with seafood and shellfish.
In 1883, Don Melchor founded, together with his wife Doña Emiliana Subercaseaux, the Concha y Toro vineyard. He brought to Chile, as did other visionaries who were establishing vineyards at the time, the best grape varieties of the Bordeaux region: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Merlot, and Carménère.
As the years passed, the family business grew in reputation and size. In 1923, the family made a forward-looking and pioneering decision to incorporate the winery as a stock company and began to sell shares on the Santiago stock market. The first shipment of Concha y Toro wines disembarked at the port of Rotterdam, Holland in March 1933. It was a small beginning, but set the course for the company. Since then, at first slowly and then with dizzying speed, the winery concentrated its efforts on exporting quality wines.
The winery's modern era started at the end of the 1950s, beginning with the enormous task of acquiring vineyards and adapting the business to new demanding markets. In 1987 Concha y Toro partnered with U.S. importer Banfi Vintners, and began to speed up this intense process of modernization, incorporating advanced technology into all of its production stages, and using small French oak barriques. The Marqués de Casa Concha wines, and afterwards the famous Don Melchor label, were born as a result of these efforts. The third stage of this investment in land, technology, and increased capacity began in 1991, with the goal of producing world-class fine wines. Since 1994, shares of Viña Concha y Toro have been traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Today, Concha y Toro wines originate from the producer's own vineyards consisting of 11,200 acres (4,500 hectares) spread throughout Chile's major wine regions: Maipo, Maule, Rapel, Colchagua, Curico, and Casablanca.