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Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Malbec 2011

by Nannette Eaton on February 25, 2013

“The solution to any problem, work, love, money, whatever, is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be.” – John Gierach

Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Malbec Wines from Chile DO Marchigue

In the workaday world nothing is more relaxing than envisioning a trip to Chile and exploring the country’s natural wonders. Fly fishing on the banks of Chile’s rivers, what could be more pastoral? Like most of us, a sojourn in Chile is a dream, but drinking Chile is within everyone’s budget – try a bottle of Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Malbec – an intensely colored red wine that borders on indigo with rich flavors of blackberries and plums, with lush vanilla sweetness.

The perfect pairing? I’d like to continue the fishing theme, but malbecs are rich and dense and would overpower most fish entrees – the ultimate match is red meat, the Flat Iron Steak with Herb Butter makes the wine sing. The music match? None – just listen to nature’s stillness – the wind through the trees and the melody of the river rushing to the sea.

The details: 14.0% alcohol. Cork closure. Appellation: D.O. Marchigue, Colchagua Valley, Chile. Grapes: Malbec. Price: $13-17 USD. Media sample provided gratis for editorial consideration.

“When you are on the river, ocean or in the woods, you are the closest to the truth you’ll ever get.” — Jack Leonard

Concha y Toro red wine stained cork with a river fly hook copyright Josh Mills 2013
photo credits:
bottle shot EatonAlive ©2013
lure on cork MillsKills ©2013