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Viña Montes is a modern-day success story. Started in only 1988, Montes has quickly realized the dream of its founders: pioneering the production of premium quality, “first-growth” Chilean wine respected by critics and trade, while elevating the winemaking profile of Chile on the world stage. Reaching such lofty goals in a very short period of time makes one wonder if the original founders Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand had an angel watching over their...
Aromatic nose with outstanding aromas of ripe black fruits such as blackberries and figs. Aromas of crème de cassis meld with mild notes of leather and dark chocolate, which are very characteristic of Syrah from Colchagua. The palate is well balanced with rich acidity, incredibly smooth tannins, tremendous structure, and generous volume.
The vineyards that give rise to the Montes Alpha Syrah are located in two very representative zones in the Colchagua Valley—Apalta and Marchigüe. These two areas have soils of granitic origin in different degrees of decomposition and highly varying amounts of clay, depth, and organic matter. Leaves are pulled from around the Syrah bunches after veraison to encourage good ventilation.
55% of the wine was aged for 12 months in first, second, and third-use French oak barrels.
- 92 Points -
A fine and delicate syrah with chocolate, spice, meat and pepper character. Medium body, light tannins and a juicy finish.See detailed press review