Montes Limited Selection Cherub Rose of Syrah 2008

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Montes Cherub is a blend of 100% Syrah from the Archangel Estate in Marchiqüe. The vineyards, atop western facing loam and clay slopes, receive cool breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean. As a result, a slow, gentle grape maturation ensured the perfect balance of concentrated fruit and bright acidity - yield was 3.2 tons per acre. Once fully ripe, the grapes were hand-picked and carefully selected on rooftop sorting tables. After a very gentle crushing, the grapes were transported by gravity to the tanks below, where they underwent the classic French Vin d’une Nuit or Wine of the Night maceration for 6 to 8 hours at 50°F. The combination of this cold pre-fermentation maceration and cool evening temperatures result in a greater extraction of aromas and colour. This is an elegant, dry rosé wine. This seductive wine is fresh and well balanced. It has a bright intense pink color. Both on the nose and palate it has a distinct Syrah character, with some spiciness and hints of strawberries and lively floral flavors, mainly roses as well as orange peel. With good fruit concentration it shows richness in texture across the palate that leads to a delightfully long finish.

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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
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Member Reviews for Montes Limited Selection Cherub Rose of Syrah

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Snooth User: Adam Levin
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3.50 5
05/26/2009

Good, not great. A touch too fruity to be taken seriously, but there's some nice strawberry fruit in here. Went well with roasted halibut.


Snooth User: winescribbler
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3.50 5
09/15/2008

Plenty of strawberry/cherry lashed fruit with the dry tannins giving a sophisticated mouthful despite the cherryade colour, glowing as if radiated. Ripe, gentle fruit to the fore, dry tannins to the finish, And, always an indicator of decent quality, a long lasting aftertaste. http://www.spittoon.biz/montes_cherub_rose_2008_colcha.html


Snooth User: Vicola54
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4.00 5
05/20/2011

I loved this rose. I tend to shy away from Rose normally because I find them too sweet. This one was perfect. It was dry, with good body. Aromas of strawberry/raspberry, and no overpowering sweetness afterwards. The colour, too, was a fantastic deep pink. I would definitely buy this one again. We had it before dinner, and with pork tenderloin - and it was perfect either way. It's a great price too!


Snooth User: winetraveller
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3.50 5
10/24/2009

http://abel-winetastingnotes.blogspot.com/2009/10/montes-cherub-rose-2008.html

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Snooth User: vinolyon
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3.50 5
08/29/2011

Absolutely loved the 2007 Syrah!


Snooth User: MarioRobles
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4.50 5
02/23/2009

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Montes Limited Selection Cherub Rose of Syrah

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2008 Alpha Syrah is purple/black in color with an alluring nose of smoke, game, mineral, underbrush, and blueberry. Medium- to full-bodied, succulent and chewy on the palate, this lengthy effort is likely to evolve for 1andndash;2 years but can be approached now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Opens nicely, with hints of olive, earth, rubber and leather. The palate is juicy and lively, while flavors of coconut, toast and black fruit meld together in good fashion. A fresh, clean style of Syrah thatandrsquo;s forward but not hard or tannic.


External Review
11/25/2009

ST: 89 Points WS: 88 Points WE: 88 Points


External Review
07/13/2010

Wine Name: Montes Limited Selection Cherub Rose of Syrah 2008, Category: Wine, Brand: Montes, Winery: Montes Wines, Price: $14.43, Bottle Size: 750 mls., Bottles per Case: 12, Made In: Chile, State: Colchagua Province, Region: VI O'Higgins Region, Sub-Region: Marchigüe, Appellation: Colchagua Valley, Vintage: 2008, Varietal: Syrah, Wine Type: Rose Wine


External Review
09/23/2011

"An elegant


External Review
02/24/2010

Montes Cherub Rosé of Syrah 2008: empf. Trinktemperatur 8-12°C, lagerfähig 2 - 4 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Jahrgang: 2008Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Colchagua ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: Restzucker: Restsäure: 5,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rosé


External Review
03/27/2013

The 2008 Alpha Syrah is purple/black in color with an alluring nose of smoke, game, mineral, underbrush, and blueberry. Medium- to full-bodied, succulent and chewy on the palate, this lengthy effort is likely to evolve for 1–2 years but can be approached now.


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Montes Cherub is a blend of 100% Syrah from the Archangel Estate in Marchiqüe. The vineyards, atop western facing loam and clay slopes, receive cool breezes from the nearby Pacific Ocean. As a result, a slow, gentle grape maturation ensured the perfect balance of concentrated fruit and bright acidity - yield was 3.2 tons per acre. Once fully ripe, the grapes were hand-picked and carefully selected on rooftop sorting tables. After a very gentle crushing, the grapes were transported by gravity to the tanks below, where they underwent the classic French Vin d’une Nuit or Wine of the Night maceration for 6 to 8 hours at 50°F. The combination of this cold pre-fermentation maceration and cool evening temperatures result in a greater extraction of aromas and colour. This is an elegant, dry rosé wine. This seductive wine is fresh and well balanced. It has a bright intense pink color. Both on the nose and palate it has a distinct Syrah character, with some spiciness and hints of strawberries and lively floral flavors, mainly roses as well as orange peel. With good fruit concentration it shows richness in texture across the palate that leads to a delightfully long finish.

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