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Antu Cabernet Sauvignon Carménère 2016

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Viña MontGras, in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, was established in 1992 by brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras along with their partner Cristián Hartwig. The fruit of a mission to produce estate-grown wines of exceptional quality and originality, the MontGras estate 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 hundreds of medals and awards worldwide, garnering international critical acclaim. The limited production Antu range takes its name from the word for “sun” in the language of the ancient Mapuche people who once inhabited this part of Chile. “This is MontGras exploratory range of wines. This is where we can work with both classic and new varieties for Chile, from various origins; where we can innovate, explore, play and even break the rules. Here we confirm that tradition and innovation are not contradictory, because at MontGras, winemaking is about improving something that is already good in essence.” --Santiago Margozzini, Lead Winemaker, MontGras. Production Area Chile, Colchagua Valley. Blocks 181 and 185 in the Ninquén vineyard in Colchagua Valley, between Chile’s Coastal Range and the Andes. Soil here is rich in clay, strewn with rocks and stones. 7-year-old vines trellised using vertical shoot positioning. Grape Varieties 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Carmenere Vinification Grapes are handpicked at the end of April and subjected to a cold soak over 4 days. Whole berries are fermented on the skins and remain in contact with the skins for 26 days. The wine is aged 18 months in new French oak barrels before bottling. Color Dark, dense purple to inky black. Bouquet Aromas of black currant, fig and plums, coupled with cedar, clove and spice. Taste Full-bodied, velvety smooth and very well-structured; rounded and ripe, with firm tannins; lingering finish. Alcohol 14.2% Serving Suggestions Complements red meats, poultry and hard cheeses.

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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 Antu Cabernet Sauvignon Carménère

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02/04/2015

Viña MontGras, in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, was established in 1992 by brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras along with their partner Cristián Hartwig. The fruit of a mission to produce estate-grown wines of exceptional quality and originality, the MontGras estate 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 hundreds of medals and awards worldwide, garnering international critical acclaim. The limited production Antu range takes its name from the word for “sun” in the language of the ancient Mapuche people who once inhabited this part of Chile. “This is MontGras exploratory range of wines. This is where we can work with both classic and new varieties for Chile, from various origins; where we can innovate, explore, play and even break the rules. Here we confirm that tradition and innovation are not contradictory, because at MontGras, winemaking is about improving something that is already good in essence.” --Santiago Margozzini, Lead Winemaker, MontGras. Production Area Chile, Colchagua Valley. Blocks 181 and 185 in the Ninquén vineyard in Colchagua Valley, between Chile’s Coastal Range and the Andes. Soil here is rich in clay, strewn with rocks and stones. 7-year-old vines trellised using vertical shoot positioning. Grape Varieties 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Carmenere Vinification Grapes are handpicked at the end of April and subjected to a cold soak over 4 days. Whole berries are fermented on the skins and remain in contact with the skins for 26 days. The wine is aged 18 months in new French oak barrels before bottling. Color Dark, dense purple to inky black. Bouquet Aromas of black currant, fig and plums, coupled with cedar, clove and spice. Taste Full-bodied, velvety smooth and very well-structured; rounded and ripe, with firm tannins; lingering finish. Alcohol 14.2% Serving Suggestions Complements red meats, poultry and hard cheeses.


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02/04/2015

Buying Guide/ Very dark and oaky, with a tarry, black, crusty streak on the nose. Very ripe and tight, with cassis, black cherry and tobacco flavors. A seriously intense wine.


External Review
02/04/2015

/ Dark red. Fresh redcurrant and cherry aromas are complemented by vanilla and baking spices. Brisk, nicely focused red berry flavors are firmed by zesty acidity and finish with a subtle tannic bite. A bit wound-up today but plenty refreshing.


External Review
02/04/2015

Antu Ninquen Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2009 - 87 points, International Wine Cellar/ Inky-purple. Youthful aromas of dark berry preserves, licorice, bitter chocolate and herbs, enhanced by a hint of vanilla. Juicy and fresh but also velvety and a bit loose-knit, displaying fleshy cherry and blackcurrant flavors and a hint of smoky herbs. Tannins come up with air and carry through a smooth, slightly warm finish.


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02/04/2015

/ Lovely Cabernet Sauvignon nose expressing blackberry and black cherry; ripe fruit on the palate with a hint of citrus peel in the lingering finish. Roast quail over lentils.


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02/04/2015

Antu Ninquen Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2008 - 90 Points, eRobertParker.com/ Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Carmenere 30%; opaque purple; dense black fruits, ripe, succulent fruit.


External Review
02/04/2015

Antu Ninquen Cabernet Sauvignon Carmenere 2007 - Massachusetts' Beverage Business/ A 70/30 mix. In oak 16 months. Seamless wine with mellow fruit and strength of character. Still some tannin.


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