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Montes Gewürztraminer Late Harvest 2010

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Montes Winery has a vision; this vision includes delivering to each and everyone of its fine wine consumers worldwide, the satisfaction engaged in tasting a first class Chilean wine, loyal to its terroir and the splendid savor created by our winemaker Aurelio Montes. Montes Winery has a vision; this vision includes delivering to each and everyone of its fine wine consumers worldwide, the satisfaction engaged in tasting a first class Chilean wine, loyal to its terroir and the splendid savor created by our winemaker Aurelio Montes. This wine is from the Montes "La Finca" Estate in the Apalta Valley (Santa Cruz D.O., a sub-denomination of Colchagua Valley). The people at Montes debated evaluated releasing a full Carménère wine, as we have pure Carménère vines, but after many combinations decided that this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carménère brought forward the best of both varieties. Aged in American oak for six months and with only one soft filtering, it provides great value. It is strong in color, beautiful and deep ruby red. Butterscotch and the subtle spiciness makes it appealing, with a strong personal character. The well integrated vanilla flavors comes from the oak aging, and adds complexity and elegance. This is a medium to full bodied wine but yet soft and friendly in the palate due to the sweet and firm tannins of the Carménère component. This can be cellared for up to 7 years, but also can be enjoyed now. Best when decanted half an hour before drinking.

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Montes:
One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of... Read more
One of Chile’s most renowned winemakers – Auriello Montes Sr. – blazed the path of bringing his country’s premium selections to the world when he joined forces with wine industry vet Douglas Murray and partners Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand in 1988. Together, they formed Viña Montes, which became the standard for premium Chilean wines with the introduction of Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon. In the quarter century since then, the company has been instrumental in raising awareness, affinity, and acclaim for Chilean wines in over 100 countries worldwide. Hailing from Apalta in Chile’s Cochalgua Valley, Viña Montes produces 950,000 cases annually through its vineyards La Finca de Apalta (in Apalta); El Arcangel Estate (in Marchigue); and Los Nogales Estate (in Curico). Among the company labels are Montes Alpha “M,” Montes Folly, Purple Angel, Montes Alpha, Montes Classic Series, Montes Cherub, and Montes Twins. In 2004, a new cellar was created at Apalta through an investment of more than US$7 million. Chilean architect Samuel Claro, from the Claro and Swinburn Agency, created the space, which was decorated by Paula Gutierrez, a nationally renowned designer. Here, technology and equipment reside in a peaceful environment incorporating Feng Shui elements – water, air, metal and wood- to encourage harmony and a positive atmosphere, enhancing the total experience and resulting wines. Read less

Montes Winery has a vision; this vision includes delivering to each and everyone of its fine wine consumers worldwide, the satisfaction engaged in tasting a first class Chilean wine, loyal to its terroir and the splendid savor created by our winemaker Aurelio Montes. Montes Winery has a vision; this vision includes delivering to each and everyone of its fine wine consumers worldwide, the satisfaction engaged in tasting a first class Chilean wine, loyal to its terroir and the splendid savor created by our winemaker Aurelio Montes. This wine is from the Montes "La Finca" Estate in the Apalta Valley (Santa Cruz D.O., a sub-denomination of Colchagua Valley). The people at Montes debated evaluated releasing a full Carménère wine, as we have pure Carménère vines, but after many combinations decided that this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carménère brought forward the best of both varieties. Aged in American oak for six months and with only one soft filtering, it provides great value. It is strong in color, beautiful and deep ruby red. Butterscotch and the subtle spiciness makes it appealing, with a strong personal character. The well integrated vanilla flavors comes from the oak aging, and adds complexity and elegance. This is a medium to full bodied wine but yet soft and friendly in the palate due to the sweet and firm tannins of the Carménère component. This can be cellared for up to 7 years, but also can be enjoyed now. Best when decanted half an hour before drinking.

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