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Grapes sourced from Casablanca Valley. The wine remains in its original cask for one year using a monthly batonage to...Read more...
Hugely aromatic with lots of pineapple and mango fruit layered over a base of fine, toasty and allspice laced oak. This start out on the palate wit... Read more
From a small typical restaurant white wine glass - Lightly oaky on the nose with a typically citrus/sweet chardonnay expression of fruit. There are... Read more
Delicious, full-bodied, complex and creamy in the mid-palate, our Alpha Chardonnay is one of the few Chilean whites wines that will improve with ag... Read more
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
Editorial Reviews for Montes Alpha Chardonnay
Hugely aromatic with lots of pineapple and mango fruit layered over a base of fine, toasty and allspice laced oak. This start out on the palate with fairly big power, then broadens on the palate in a lush, creamy style. The flavors are rich with vanilla, mango and melon, along with some creamy pineapple fruit towards the back of the palate. The acid and a touch of minerality emerges on the moderately long finish which shows a dusty edge and reveals more subtle green apple peel and lime pith flavors. This is a very ripe flavor profile, and while the texture remains attractively fresh if broad it’s blend of tropical fruit and vanilla spice doesn’t work for me. 86pts
From a small typical restaurant white wine glass - Lightly oaky on the nose with a typically citrus/sweet chardonnay expression of fruit. There are notes of smoke, chalk and graham cracker that add interest but are rather aggressive. Big and rich in the mouth but a bit thick across the palate finishing with good green fruits. From Bottega del Vino's Chardonnay stem - more expressive oak tones reveal layered vanilla, light toast and hazelnut butter tones. The fruit here is more tropical with a custard edge and a nice blend of spiced, roasted pears and sauteed pineapple. In the mouth this is soft and expansive with a broad, elegant mouthfeel and better cut than from the smaller glass. The flavors are much the same though this is perhaps more citrus and tropical toned with a long pineapple syrup note on the finish. A definite improvement aromatically and texturally when using the Bottega del Vino stem. 88pts
Delicious, full-bodied, complex and creamy in the mid-palate, our Alpha Chardonnay is one of the few Chilean whites wines that will improve with age. The 1998 vintage was selected as ‘World Champion Chardonnay’ by Slow Food of Italy, after simultaneous tastings in 26 cities around the world, covered live by BBC-TV in London. Grapes are sourced from the renowned white wine area, Casablanca Valley. Fermented and aged in French oak barrels for one year; 40% of the wine undergoes secondary ‘malolactic fermentation’ to enhance buttery flavors. A monthly stirring of the wine or batonage enhances flavor and aroma complexity. ~ The Winery ~
Robust and smokey, with a citric acid finish. Solidly built with a bit of leather and an enjoyably sour aroma. Not bad.
Dried apricots, some peaches, hazelnut, bright acidity, enjoyable
Nice wine. Very full flavour. Carmenère grapes add a nice touch.
Wonderful wine that can pair seriously with steaks and hardy cuisine. Complex and unique.
Butter and oak for sure but this is definitely not Cali Chard. I got a lot of interesting Banana notes. The creamy finish was very nice too.
My rep just dropped this off at my restaurant for "sampling"... Was busy, not really paying attention... the rep left... was thirsty. The server brought me a glass while prepping for the evening... HELLO !!! dropped everything... called the rep's cell and squeezed in an order for it. Haven't had a reasonably priced Chilean wine of this caliber since the 99 Los Vascos (Lafite) reserve cab. I love it when wineries drop gems like this one on the market. Only paid $10.99 a bottle !!!
External Reviews for Montes Alpha Chardonnay
Volles, blasses Strohgelb, weiches, frisches Aroma von reifen Pfirsichen, tropischen Früchten sowie Zitrusfrüchten. Ein trockener, milder Wein mit einem langanhaltenden Abgang.
Starts out a bit short and flat, with a bouquet housing basic Chardonnay aromas of pear, apple and oak. The palate is more or less similar, with apple and melon flavors spreading wide across the mouth. But where?s the precision and zest? Those key qualities, which we?ve previously lauded in this wine, are not entirely on vacation but they?re not fully evident either.
Elegante Aromen von Schokolade, Zigarren, Kaffee mit einem Anflug von Vanille und Karamellbonbon. Voluminös am Gaumen mit mittlerem Körper. Weicher und langanhaltender Abgang.
Dichtes, dunkles Beerenrot mit schwarzen Reflexen, elegante Aromen von Schokolade, Zigarren und Kaffe mit einem Anflug von Vanille und Karamellbonbon. Voluminös am Gaumen mit mittlerem Körper. Weicher und langanhaltender Abgang.
Ein frischer, junger und fruchtiger Wein. Aromen von Erdbeeren, leichte florale Noten, vor allem Rosen sowie Orangenschalen. Im Gaumen entfalten sich reiche Fruchtaromen mit einem wunderbar langen Abgang.
Ein eleganter Wein mit Geschmacksnoten von schwarzem Pfeffer, sehr harmonisch und weich im Gaumen, ein körperreicher Wein mit einem angenehmen, langanhaltenden Abgang.
Weich und harmonisch mit sanften Tanninen und gut eingebundenen Eichenholznoten.
Grapes sourced from Casablanca Valley. The wine remains in its original cask for one year using a monthly batonage to enhance buttery flavors and complexity that emphasizes the union of refined flavors of tropical fruit and aromas.
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