discovering the great potential of the Casablanca
Valley for this variety, Concha y Toro launched
this Top North Chardonnay in 1993, becoming
the 1st Chilean Chardonnay Ultra Premium.
Amelia is derived from a manual selection
of the finest lots of premium Chardonnay grapes
from Casablanca’s El Triangulo vineyard. This
unique, elegant and complex wine expresses
the perfect harmony between the character
of the terroir and a natural approach to the
Each vintage, the best Chardonnary grapes
in the vineyard are destined to Amelia. Amelia
expresses the unique character of El Triangulo
This DISTINCTIVE and
ELEGANT Chilean Chardonnay, expresses the
unique character of El Triangulo Vineyard
in the Casablanca Valley.
“The distinctive, elegant style of Amelia
is achieved from the unique character of the
fruit of our El Triangulo vineyard at Casablanca
and benefits from the most natural and simplest
fermentation and winemaking practices.”
Comments: There’s a load of pear, fig and
papaya fruit here, but it’s all held in check
by ripe, racy acidity. A crackling mineral
edge and floral and citrus peel notes lend
further definition on the finish. Brief cellaring
will allow this to round into form nicely.
Comments: The winemakers at CyT intentionally
lowered the oak level on this wine, and now
it’s a much better Amelia than what we tasted
in the past. It’s still a figgy, round wine
with papaya, pear and banana, but the transition
from palate to finish is seamless. And without
all that wood, you really taste the purity
of the Casablanca fruit.
Comments: Full, ripe nose with toasted hazelnuts.
Nuts and buttery toast, with rich fruit to
balance the oak. Long finish. Very elegant.