Chilean producer Cono Sur has planted and acquired two new vineyards, one in the southern region of Bio Bio and the other in Aconcagua.
Aromatic varieties are "part of Cono Sur's DNA" and represent the biggest growth category for the Chilean wine brand, head winemaker Adolfo Hurtado has said.
db braved the South American summer as a guest of Concha y Toro last week on a trip that took in the company's Chilean and Argentine vineyards and its centre for research and innovation. Much wine, grilled meat, sunshine and other such deprivations followed.
Strong sales of Cono Sur and Casillero del Diablo helped boost sales of Concha Y Toro UK, the company has reported - but operating profits fell 6.6%.