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Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2011

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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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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

Editorial Reviews for Montes Alpha Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,969
3.00 5
03/17/2014

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


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,969
4.30 5
03/17/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Montes Alpha Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/28/2013

Elegante Aromen von Schokolade, Zigarren, Kaffee mit einem Anflug von Vanille und Karamellbonbon. Voluminös am Gaumen mit mittlerem Körper. Weicher und langanhaltender Abgang.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/28/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/18/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Sam's Wine
09/15/2009

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.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/17/2013

Volles, blasses Strohgelb, weiches, frisches Aroma von reifen Pfirsichen, tropischen Früchten sowie Zitrusfrüchten. Ein trockener, milder Wein mit einem langanhaltenden Abgang.



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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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