Viña MontGras, in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, was established in 1992 by brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras, together with their partner Cristián Hartw... Read more
In 2010 Chileans celebrate 200 years as a sovereign and independent nation. To commemorate this historic event, MontGras created a special blend of... Read more
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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.
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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