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Montes Carmenere Colchagua Valley Alpha Marchigue Vineyard 2014

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90 points Decanter: Made using a dry farming philosophy -- leaving nature to provide all water for the vines without irrigation -- not only decreases water usage but, say Montes, increases the quality of fruit and mouthfeel. This has a meaty, savoury nose and a fairly soft but full bodied palate of prunes, violets and blackcurrant jam. With a striking purple colour in the glass, this is not one to spill on the carpet! Alcohol 14.5%. Drink: 2016-2019. (Nov 2016)

Region: Chile » Colchagua Valley

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Winery: Montes  
Color: Red
Varietal: Carmenère
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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

External Reviews for Montes Carmenere Colchagua Valley Alpha Marchigue Vineyard

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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 05/11/2018

Deep and live ruby red color. The wine has a very elegant and evident Carmenere typicity, showing lovely black pepper aromas with hints of red berries, chocolate, a bit of vanilla and black plums. In the mouth is distinctively smooth, with rounded and soft tannins. Long finish. The oak is beautifully integrated and balanced. - Winery ** Only 2 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 11/06/2017

Deep and live ruby red color. The wine has a very elegant and evident Carmenere typicity, showing lovely black pepper aromas with hints of red berries, chocolate, a bit of vanilla and black plums. In the mouth is distinctively smooth, with rounded and soft tannins. Long finish. The oak is beautifully integrated and balanced. - Winery ** Only 3 in Stock **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 01/22/2016

Deep and live ruby red color. The wine has a very elegant and evident Carmenere typicity, showing lovely black pepper aromas with hints of red berries, chocolate, a bit of vanilla and black plums. In the mouth is distinctively smooth, with rounded and soft tannins. Long finish. The oak is beautifully integrated and balanced. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 02/07/2017

Deep and live ruby red color. The wine has a very elegant and evident Carmenere typicity, showing lovely black pepper aromas with hints of red berries, chocolate, a bit of vanilla and black plums. In the mouth is distinctively smooth, with rounded and soft tannins. Long finish. The oak is beautifully integrated and balanced. - Winery ** Only 5 in Stock **



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90 points Decanter: Made using a dry farming philosophy -- leaving nature to provide all water for the vines without irrigation -- not only decreases water usage but, say Montes, increases the quality of fruit and mouthfeel. This has a meaty, savoury nose and a fairly soft but full bodied palate of prunes, violets and blackcurrant jam. With a striking purple colour in the glass, this is not one to spill on the carpet! Alcohol 14.5%. Drink: 2016-2019. (Nov 2016)

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