Concha Y Toro Trio Reserva Chardonnay 2007, Valle Casablanca, Chile

The Trio range of wines from Chilean Giant Concha Y Toro, mixes affordability plus a hybrid of blended and varietal based bottles. For example the Concha Y Toro Trio Reserva 2007 Chardonnay makes prominent mention of the 15% Pinot Grigio and 15% Pinot Blanc juices making the gene pool a little bit deeper. And let’s face it, the single varietal gene pool is getting a little shallow isn’t it?

The result is a wine that has three clear phases, the start with some minerality, the big Chard middle a herbaceous afterlude. Overall you get a great arch of fruit flavours. The wine remains crisp and sophisticated.

My music match is a Serenade Franz Schubert. This solo guitar performance by Gerald Garcia mixes the dryness, the elegance and prettiness of both the wine and the piece, and also brings a Spanish warmth to a composition from a cold climate composer like Mr. Schubert.

Leave a comment and me know what wine you would match with this music.

Concha Y Toro Bonus! I really enjoyed their Marques de Casa Concha Chardonnay 2008. It was a bit sweeter, and had a thick texture – but what I really liked was the finish, it had a peppery send-off that reminded me how good olive oils warm your throat. My musical match is a guitar solo version of the Antonio Carlos Jobim Jazz Samba classic One Note Samba performed by Jorge Nolla. If you can get your hands on a bottle of each you will see that the warmth jumps out on the latter bottle.

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