Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest #winemaker Enrique Tirado

10/21 Winemaker Enrique Tirado, Don Melchor Wine


Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl @conchaytoro @MattMcGinnis @Winochic @alawine Happy #SommChat #WW!

Linda Adams _@lwa235 @KeeperColl @conchaytoro Enrique is awesome. Had the wonderful opp to hear him speak and taste his wines. So bummed I am working #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @lwa235 feel free to send us questions ahead of time if you like and will make sure Enrique answer fr @conchaytoro to you on #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl .@canterburywine #SommChat features 25th vintage of Don Melchor #wine w/ #Winemaker Enrique Tirado @ConchayToro Hope 2CU there! 12 N ET

Christy CanterburyMW _@canterburywine .@KeeperColl Will be at dinner in Prague but congrats to @conchaytoro & Enrique on the 25th vintage of Don Melchor! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @canterburywine we will miss you but sounds like a wonderful place to have dinner! #SommChat

ormiga _@ormiga o cool don melchor @canterburywine is a @conchaytoro ¡si senor tirado those ive had and like! #SommChat @KeeperColl pair w #india #food too

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl < 30 min bf talk w/ Don Melchor #Winemaker Enrique Tirado @ConchayToro on #SommChat today at 11 AM CST, 12 N ET!

Sassodoro _@Sassodoro @KeeperColl Something has come up & I'm not going to be able to join #SommChat today. :( I'll have to read the conversation later. Have fun!

Gran Reserva Wines _@GranReservaWine Join #SommChat (20 min) with @conchaytoro master winemaker, Enrique Tirado, the man behind Don Melchor: 10/21 12pm ET

Casillero del Diablo _@DiabloWine Join #SommChat (in 15 min.) with @ConchayToro master winemaker, Enrique Tirado, the man behind Don Melchor: 10/21 12pm ET

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro Join #SommChat (in 10 min.) with our master winemaker, Enrique Tirado, the man behind Don Melchor: 10/21 12pm ET

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl #SommChat 2day 25th vintage Don Melchor #wine w/ #Winemaker Enrique Tirado @conchaytoro 12N ET @i_on_food_drink @WineauxDLynnP @RichardPF

Irene L _@i_on_food_drink @KeeperColl @conchaytoro @WineauxDLynnP @RichardPF will try to drop in. Happy #WineWednesday cheers all! #SommChat

SommFemmes _@sommfemmes Getting excited for #SommChat with Don Melchior's Enrique Tirado! Our obligatory cheese board is all set up. @KeeperColl @SommChat

Tipsy Toes _@JoanneNewborn #SommChat Sooooooo excited to be hearing from #DonMelchor Winemaker Enrique Tirado in just 3 minutes! Yay!!!!!!!!!! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear abt #wines & Don Melchor w/ #Winemaker Enrique Tirado @ConchayToro

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl We'd like to introduce you to #winemaker Enrique Tirado @ConchayToro who will talk abt #wines & Don Melchor #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Enrique Tirado @ConchayToro 2 say hello & so he knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @KeeperColl - Good morning from Chicago! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl As we ask Enrique Tirado @ConchayToro our Qs, you can ask him Ur Qs as well! He'll do his best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & @ConchayToro 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Let's start talking #Wines & Don Melchor with #Winemaker Enrique Tirado @ConchayToro on #SommChat

Lindsay Thomas _@LFThomas10 Have a glass and excited to hear from @conchaytoro! #SommChat

Rashmi Primlani _@PrimlaniKitchen Concho Toro is such delicious juice# #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @KeeperColl great to be here on #SommChat and hello to everyone gr8 to be connected with all of you look forward 2 UR qs

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q. @ConchayToro Don Melchor hails from the Puente Alto vineyard. Give us a little history on this special place. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl Just 4 kilometers fr Pirque, the Puente Alto vineyard has played a key role in the history of #Chilean wine. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl In fact, it was there that 1st French varieties were planted in 19th century prior to phylloxera outbreak N Europe. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl The Puente Alto vineyard is made up of 127 hectares, grouped into 7 blocks. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl Specific percentages fr each R especially selected 2 transmit particular qualities 2 the final Don Melchor blend. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl 1 of property's most important characteristics is location on Maipo River's oldest alluvial terrace. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl On this location on Maipo River's alluvial terrace, the soil is poor in nutrients but diverse in structure. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl Clay, lime, sand, gravel, and other stones lend Don Melchor its unique character #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl This unique character has been clearly been demonstrated over the years. #SommChat

Lindsay Tsirlin _@lizzydrinkswine A fine wine with great character - heard it straight from the winemaker! #SommChat

Kate Crews Krause _@kateckrause So excited to be on with Enrique Tirado #SommChat @Conchaytorro

Mark V. Fusco CS/CSW _@1337wine Good Morning! Been a long time for me #SommChat

Douglas Trapasso _@demilove @1337wine - Hi Mark, missed you here! - #SommChat

David Keck @yrmom_safoodie @KeeperColl @conchaytoro is there something that differentiates the soil of puente alto from the surrounding vineyards? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @yrmom_safoodie unique #vineyard of soil & weather it is poor soil but mix makes it complex - very impt 2 produce complex #wine #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @yrmom_safoodie this is what makes it unique in comparison to nearby vinyards #SommChat

David Keck _@yrmom_safoodie @conchaytoro thank you! And unique it is- showing nicely this morning #SommChat @KeeperColl

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @yrmom_safoodie hope you enjoy this amazing expression of Don Melchor with gr8 tannins and long length #SommChat

Mark V. Fusco CS/CSW _@1337wine @yrmom_safoodie save some for me! I'll hop in the car and be there in 3hrs ;) in all seriousness i need to take a trip to houston soon.

ormiga _@ormiga yaya #tryharder say #romania #wine w TRUE #texas accent @1337wine #SommChat

Mark V. Fusco CS/CSW _@1337wine @ormiga LOL. Nope. Drinking a romanian white wine! :P

SommFemmes _@sommfemmes @conchaytoro Enrique, when did you know that you would work in wine? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @sommfemmes when I was very young - 16 yrs old b/c I saw a magic in #wine #SommChat

Casillero del Diablo _@DiabloWine RT @conchaytoro: A. @KeeperColl Clay, lime, sand, gravel, and other stones lend Don Melchor its unique character #SommChat

Tipsy Toes _@JoanneNewborn #SommChat if you get the chance visit the vineyards they are fascinating!!! And so is Don Melchor & Enrique Tirado

Lindsay Thomas _@LFThomas10 @conchaytoro @KeeperColl drinking 2011...what was the vintage like in Maipo? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @LFThomas10 was cooler than normal picked grapes 1 wk later & at end acheived gr8 balance b/w freshness and tannins in the #wine #SommChat

Lindsay Thomas _@LFThomas10 @conchaytoro thanks! Great balance and freshness, enjoying the wine immensely this morning! #SommChat

Gran Reserva Wines _@GranReservaWine @conchaytoro @KeeperColl What distinguishes Chilean Cab from other world-class Cabernet Sauvignons? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @granreservawine Don Melchor is a real expression of Cabernet Sauvignon w/ taste of Andes which cannot be recreated anywhere else #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Good morning Enrique @conchaytoro How did you get your start in the wine business & who are your mentors? Thanks #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @SandyWasserman Jacques Boissenot one of world's most prolific & important #wine consultants - wine was a part of my fam. meals #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @ConchayToro What is it about Puente Alto that makes it so ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl 1 secret of Puente Alto lies underfoot N stony soil w/ material carried down from the Andes by the Maipo River. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl Nutrient poor & weakly absorbent soil curbs excessive vegetative growth & naturally limits fruit production. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl The climate is also important. At Puente Alto, in summer, warm days give way to cold nights. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl Refreshing mountain air channeled down Maipo canyon cools the vineyard than elsewhere in the Maipo Valley. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl It is the sharp diurnal temperature differences that assist tannin ripening and the development of aromas #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl This temperature also fixes exceptionally high quantities of polyphenol compounds in the grapes. #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q @conchaytoro What is new & exciting down in Chile? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @SandyWasserman in Chile today we R rediscovering the new valley fr N 2 S & also the new varieties #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @conchaytoro Enrique how long have you been working with Don melchor wine and have you made any majoy changes? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @KeeperColl working since 1997 on Don Melchor -most impt change was to the parcel concept in the #vineyards in 1997 #SommChat

Gran Reserva Wines _@GranReservaWine Rivers influence great wines! RT @conchaytoro: 1 secret of Puente Alto lies w/ material carried from the Andes by the Maipo River. #SommChat

Tipsy Toes _@JoanneNewborn #SommChat @conchaytoro Is there one distinctive element we should know about the 2011 Vintage of Don Melchor?

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @JoanneNewborn in '11 wine right now it delivers both the red fruit & mineral character #SommChat

Tipsy Toes _@JoanneNewborn #SommChat Thank you! I can't wait to try it! @conchaytoro

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman @conchaytoro Which new varieties? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @SandyWasserman #Carignan #Pais #SommChat

Kate Crews Krause _@kateckrause @conchaytoro #SommChat What has been your proudest moment as a winemaker?

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @kateckrause everytime that someone enjoys Don Melchor #SommChat

WeddingOakWinery _@WeddingOakWine Q. @conchaytoro what percentage of #DonMelchor do you send to the U.S.? What are your most important markets for it? #SommChat #wine

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @WeddingOakWine 25% or less to #US & main mkts in #Florida #Texas & #NYC outside of #US goes to #Asia #Brazil & #Chile #SommChat

WeddingOakWinery _@WeddingOakWine Glad TX is on your list @conchaytoro. We have lots of great wine lovers in this state. #SommChat

Lindsay Tsirlin _@lizzydrinkswine It's good to be a wine-lover in #NYC where I can get my hands on some Don Melchor! #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro .@lizzydrinkswine can find Don Melchor in @Zachys in #NYC #SommChat

Zachys Wine & Liquor _@Zachys @lizzydrinkswine @conchaytoro Here you go! Cheers! #wine

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW _@hvwinegoddess I have a few minutes for #SommChat today..Yay!!

Sandy Wasserman CS _@SandyWasserman Q. @conchaytoro How was the 2015 harvest & how are the wines coming along? Thanks #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @sandywasserman '15 was a fantastic vintage 1 of best in last yrs-quality of Don Melchor was excellent. #SommChat

Matt McGinnis _@MattMcGinnis Q. @conchaytoro how many cases of #DonMelchor do you produce in a good vintage? What has been your favorite vintage? #SommChat #wine

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @MattMcGinnis we produce 12-14 Thousand Cases like all of the vintages but really excited about the 2011 vintage right now #SommChat

Sergio Cuadra _@cuadra3 After 25 vintages, what kind of weather in Maipo makes the best Melchors? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @cuadra3 A. Rainy years, like '88 & '98 produced wines that R > delicate N texture w/ gr8 personality & freshness. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @cuadra3 over the years, these wines of the rainy years have proven to be of great quality. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @cuadra3 In dry yr like '99 produced wines w/lots of char. & gr8 expression, wines surprising many for their great quality. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @curdra3 Other warm years, like '08 & '09 produced wines w/ good, intense & direct expression of Cabernet's fruit. #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @curdra3 Cold years '96, '10 & '11 gave #wines w/ gr8 complexity yet freshness & enormous quality of the tannins stands out. #SommChat

Sergio Cuadra _@cuadra3@conchaytoro gr8! Thanks! #SommChat

SommFemmes _@sommfemmes @conchyytoro Could you elaborate on the parcel concept? #SommChat

Tipsy Toes _@JoanneNewborn The 7 parcels are fascinating!!!! #SommChat Can't wait to hear Enrique's answer!!!

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @sommfemmes we subdivided the #vineyard by soil type & #wine expression at end Don Melchor is blend of 7 parcels for #Cabernet #SommChat

Lindsay Tsirlin _@lizzydrinkswine Beyond "single-vineyard" - Don Melchor is made from 7 "mini-vineyards"! #SommChat

Debbie Gioquindo,CSW _@hvwinegoddess What is the barrel program for the Don Melchor @conchaytoro #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @hvwinegoddess #French Oak 70% new and 30% used 14-15 months barrel aged #SommChat

ENO DC _@Eno_DC @KeeperColl It's always a pleasure to be a part of #SommChat!

Casillero del Diablo _@DiabloWine @ConchayToro @KeeperColl from where does "Don Melchor" take its name? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro .@diablowine Don Melchor was founder of @conchaytoro in 1883 - name put on wine 25 years ago in his honor #SommChat

Tipsy Toes _@JoanneNewborn #SommChat everything about Enrique Tirado & Don Melchor is "FASCINATING" I can't stop using the word! An uninventive Marketing Maharishi!!

Drew Gourdie _@drewbie_g Almost forgot about #SommChat... Shame on me! #WineWednesday #Cheers #Smiles

Drew Gourdie _@drewbie_g The fab Casillero del Diablo reds were my first exploration of Chilean wines... so good! Well done @conchaytoro ! @KeeperColl #SommChat

Sergio Cuadra _@cuadra3 @conchaytoro have you tried other varieties besides Cabernet? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @cuadra3 yes in Don Melchor final blend we add #CabernetFranc #Merlot and #Petit Verdot #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl @ConchayToro2011 Don Melchor Releasemarks 25th vintage. In UR opinion how has Don Melchor evolved over the last quarter century? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl Over 25 vintages Don Melchor has consistently & repeatedly demonstrated the wine's quality #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro A. @KeeperColl Don Melchor, 1st & only #Chilean wine w/ this history & has resp. 2 show world Chile's Gr8 worldclass #wine poten. #SommChat

Tipsy Toes _@JoanneNewborn impressive! #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: what foods pair best with Don Melchor? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @KeeperColl red and white meat pasta & cheeses to name a few #SommChat

Tipsy Toes _@JoanneNewborn mmmm......#SommChat

Sergio Cuadra _@cuadra3@conchaytoro what should we find in a don Melchor glass distinguishing itself from either 1st growths or CA cabs? #SommChat

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @cuadra3 freshness of wine & quality of tannins and depth of wine are representative of Andes #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed talking abt #Wines & Don Melchor w/ #Winemaker Enrique Tirado @ConchayToro #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Great to have Enrique Tirado @ConchayToro join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Please join us in thanking #winemaker Enrique Tirado @ConchayToro for his time on #SommChat

KeeperCollection _@KeeperColl Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

Tipsy Toes _@JoanneNewborn #SommChat Thank you Enrique Tirado!!! @conchaytoro!!!!!

Concha y Toro _@conchaytoro @KeeperColl this was gr8 to talk to so many ppl abt Don Melchor on #SommChat and thank you all 4 joining in

Lindsay Tsirlin _@lizzydrinkswine #SommChat Thanks for your time, the delicious wine, and the recommendation! @conchaytoro @Zachys

Sergio Cuadra _@cuadra3 @conchaytoro nice talking to you!, greetings from Austin, TX #SommChat

SommFemmes _@sommfemmes What a great #SommChat with Don Melchor's Enrique Tirado. Thank you @KeeperColl for being such a great resource for all Somms. @conchaytoro