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200" Bicentennial

External Review by Palm Bay International:

In 2010 Chileans celebrate 200 years as a sovereign and independent nation. To commemorate this historic event, MontGras created a special blend of the most distinctive and unique Chilean grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon from the historic Maipo Valley and Carmenere from the famous Colchagua valley. This wine shows the passion of its people and the character of the country. Production Area Chile’s Maipo and Colchagua Valleys, between the Coastal Range and the Andes. Grape Varieties 70% Cabernet Sauvignon (from Maipo Valley) 30% Carmenere (from Colchagua Valley) Vinification Both varieties were selected and handpicked; the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on April 18th and the Carmenère grapes on May 6th, 2009. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. After the maceration period, 100% of the wine is aged for eight months in French and American oak barrels. Color Deep ruby red Bouquet Chocolate and vanilla frame a core loaded with ripe black fruit and spice. Taste Smooth, rich and well proportioned, with complex notes of currants, black cherry and blackberry. Juicy ripe tannins give a silky texture which combines nicely with vanilla and toffee notes. Serving Suggestions Delicious with filet mignon, hearty stews and rich cheeses.

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Montgras:
Premium Wines Crafted With a Personal Touch The beautifully neat vineyards of MontGras, in the locality of Palmilla, Colchagua, VI Region of Chile, represent the concrete testimony of the development and the desire to do things right that have always characterized the Gras brothers, Hernán and Eduardo, along with partner Cristián Hartwig. Inspired by Hernán Gras, who has a brilliant winem... Read more
Premium Wines Crafted With a Personal Touch The beautifully neat vineyards of MontGras, in the locality of Palmilla, Colchagua, VI Region of Chile, represent the concrete testimony of the development and the desire to do things right that have always characterized the Gras brothers, Hernán and Eduardo, along with partner Cristián Hartwig. Inspired by Hernán Gras, who has a brilliant winemaking trajectory in Canada, along with the entrepreneurial vision of his brother Eduardo and Hartwig's pragmatic businesses view, who comes from a winemaking family and who in addition has strong bonds with Colchagua, joined together to give to life to Viña MontGras in 1993, the first project of MontGras Properties. MontGras, that has always had state-of-the-art technology in all its processes, set out from its conception to be the winery with the best premium wine from Chile. It is no accident then, the great amount of international prizes that have recognized the professional work, the constant quality and the innovation of MontGras wines. In this, like corporative culture, people have been key. As Hernán Gras, Chairman of the Board says, "our philosophy has to do with producing quality Chilean wines at exceptional value, which reflect the specific terroir from where the grape come from. Although we count on the equipment and the technology, it is definitively our people that make the difference. To create a wine is a true art in which all the senses are used." Read less

External Reviews for 200" Bicentennial

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
04/07/2011

In 2010 Chileans celebrate 200 years as a sovereign and independent nation. To commemorate this historic event, MontGras created a special blend of the most distinctive and unique Chilean grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon from the historic Maipo Valley and Carmenere from the famous Colchagua valley. This wine shows the passion of its people and the character of the country. Production Area Chile’s Maipo and Colchagua Valleys, between the Coastal Range and the Andes. Grape Varieties 70% Cabernet Sauvignon (from Maipo Valley) 30% Carmenere (from Colchagua Valley) Vinification Both varieties were selected and handpicked; the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on April 18th and the Carmenère grapes on May 6th, 2009. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. After the maceration period, 100% of the wine is aged for eight months in French and American oak barrels. Color Deep ruby red Bouquet Chocolate and vanilla frame a core loaded with ripe black fruit and spice. Taste Smooth, rich and well proportioned, with complex notes of currants, black cherry and blackberry. Juicy ripe tannins give a silky texture which combines nicely with vanilla and toffee notes. Serving Suggestions Delicious with filet mignon, hearty stews and rich cheeses.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Viña MontGras, in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, was established in 1992 by brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras, together with their partner Cristián Hartwig. The fruit of a mission to produce estate-grown wines of exceptional quality and originality, the MontGras estate today encompasses over 200 hectares planted to vine in the heart of Chile’s wine-producing region. Since the first harvest in the early 1990s, MontGras wines have earned over 200 medals and awards worldwide, garnering international critical acclaim. Santiago Margozzini is the estate’s head winemaker. In 2010, Chileans celebrated 200 years as a sovereign and independent nation. To commemorate this historic event, MontGras created a special blend of the most distinctive and unique Chilean grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere. Production Area Colchagua Valley for the Carmenere & Maipo Valley for the Cabernet Sauvignon Grape Varieties 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Carmenere Vinification Grapes are hand-harvested. After a gentle crush, fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The blend is aged approximately 8 months in French and American oak prior to bottling and release. Color Deep ruby, shading to purple Bouquet Black currant, cherries, leather and capsicum; hints of vanilla and fresh-roasted coffee Taste Flavorful, full bodied, food-friendly with a good balance between acidity and sweetness of alcohol, as well as fruit and oak; well-structured and complex, concluding in a long finish Serving Suggestions Well-matched with red meats, hearty casseroles and flavorful cheeses.



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