B-21 Top Recommendation
In the Maipo Valley at the base of the Andes, Don Melchor established the region's most famous vineyard, Puente Alto. His successors built one of the most impressive Cabernet sites in that country. But their most important decision – the move that made the Don Melchor Cabernet what it is today – was inviting the advice of "the forefather of modern oenology," Emile Peynaud. Peynaud assisted with isolating subplots within the Puente Alto vineyard – now six unique parcels within the 17-acre vineyard – and consulted with the team along with famed enologist Jacques Boissenot to fashion a true Grand Cru Bordeaux influenced wine in Chile. Under the Don Melchor label, the Peynaud project married terroir and a lifetime of winemaking expertise, bringing to life one of the most stunning wines in the New World along with Almaviva, Sena and Chadwick!