The Xplorador line of wines, from Chile’s leading Concha y Toro winery, has announced the launch of a new varietal – a 100% Malbec.
Xplorador’s Malbec grapes are grown in the Lujan de Cuyo section of Agentina’s Mendoza wine region. Originally from Bordeaux, the Malbec grapes thrive in Mendoza and produce luscious wines that are full of fruit flavor.
Xplorador Malbec is bright ruby red and well-balanced yet, full of fruit and spicy aromas and flavors. The wine serves as a perfect accompaniment to a big, juicy steak. It retails at approximately $8 for 750ml bottle.
In addition to the Malbec, the Xplorador line of wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Chardonnay. They are crafted in a forward-fruit style that makes them an ideal accompaniment to a wide range of foods. The Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep ruby red with appealing aromas of black cherry. The Merlot is a dark and deep red with luscious fruit flavors and hints of chocolate and spice. The Chardonnay has rich and appealing tropical fruit balanced with crisp acidity and toasty oak.
Concha y Toro is the best-selling imported line of wines in the United States. Along with Xplorador, they also produce the Casillero del Diablo, Marques de Casa Concha, and Frontera lines as well as the famed Don Melchor Cabernet Sauvignon and Amelia Chardonnay. In addition to their Mendoza vineyards, Concha y Toro owns more than 7,400 acres (3,000 hectares) of vineyards in twelve separate estates throughout four of Chile’s premier winemaking regions; Maipo, Maule, Rapel and Casablanca.