Every year, the international “Best of the Best” ranking by the Robb Report selects the experiences and products classified as true global leaders in terms of luxury, heritage, and excellence. This year, in its 35th edition, it published “The 17 Best Wines of the Year”, where Don Melchor was named Best of the Best: Chilean wines.
In this edition, Don Melchor with its 2020 harvest became the only Chilean wine on the list and positioned itself alongside great references in the global wine industry. The list includes the following icons each in categories of their own:
Robb Report describes Don Melchor as a wine “which sits at more than 2,100 feet above sea level on the north bank of the Maipo River, this sumptuous red is made with grapes grown on vines propagated from Cabernet Sauvignon cuttings brought to Chile from Bordeaux in the 1880s. Blended with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot from the same site”.
“Under the skilled hand of winemaker Enrique Tirado, the result is a deep-violet-red-colored wine with a bouquet of raspberry, black cherry, and Turkish delight. The hot temperatures of the growing season, plus judicious use of oak, show through in flavors of blackberry, Mission fig, licorice, dark chocolate, and rose petal wrapped in polished tannins, while cool nights contributed to striking acidity and an elegant finish”, the publication highlights.
Regarding this extraordinary achievement, Enrique Tirado, CEO and Technical Director of Viña Don Melchor comments, “We are honored that Don Melchor 2020, a vintage currently sold on the market, has been recognized as ‘Best of the Best’ among the 17 categories selected and as the only Chilean wine on the list. Don Melchor’s leadership as an ambassador for the icon wines of Chile is indisputable and its track record unmatched, achieving the highest accolades in its 35-year history. Being part of this prestigious list inspires us to continue our tireless pursuit of delivering excellence in every harvest alongside our team. We aim to craft wines that truly showcase the unique character of our renowned terroir located in the acclaimed Puente Alto Designation of Origin.”
This recognition by the leading luxury authority solidifies Don Melchor’s reputation as a global standard for excellence in fine wine. It highlights the winery’s unwavering commitment to crafting world-class wines and helps elevate Chile as a leading producer of prestigious wines.