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70% of this wine was barrel fermented and aged in French oak for 12 months and the other 30% was fermented in Stainle...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
Beautiful Chardonnay character comes through in this Chilean white that can compete with a California Chard any day. You'll find tropical fruit and... Read more
Pretty pear, apple and piecrust notes on a creamy frame. Judicious toast on the finish lets the minerality come through. Nice length. Drink now. 15... Read more
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Editorial Reviews for Montes Chardonnay Alpha
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
External Reviews for Montes Chardonnay Alpha
Beautiful Chardonnay character comes through in this Chilean white that can compete with a California Chard any day. You'll find tropical fruit and butterscotch on the palate and a long, round finish.
Pretty pear, apple and piecrust notes on a creamy frame. Judicious toast on the finish lets the minerality come through. Nice length. Drink now. 15,000 cases made.
Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2006: empf. Trinktemperatur 8-10°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 4 - 5 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Curicó-Lontué-ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 100% ChardonnayRestzucker: 3 g/LiterRestsäure: 6 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Weißwein
A ripe, showy style, with pear, fig and melon notes backed by alluring toast. Lively acidity keeps this honest through the lengthy, butter-tinged finish. Drink now.
70% of this wine was barrel fermented and aged in French oak for 12 months and the other 30% was fermented in Stainless Steel tanks. 30% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation. The grapes were sourced from the Casablanca Valley. The wine remains in its original cask for one year using a monthly batonage to enhance buttery flavours and complexity which emphasizes the union of refined flavors of tropical fruit and aromas. This is a strong fruity wine with beautiful Chardonnay character. Evident banana, pineapple, and tropical fruits in the upfront with a well-integrated oak that helps add elegance without covering the fruit. The Malolactic fermentation makes a full wine in the mid palate with long and pleasant finish and nice buttery after taste. Nice balanced between fruit and oak.
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