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Montes Malbec Colchagua Valley 2004

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Description: Nice and intense ruby red color. In the mouth it’s appealing fruitiness combined with the plumy and blackberry hints, makes this wine a very good example of the potential of Colchagua valley. It’s slight spiciness is totally integrated with the hints of vanilla that comes from the oak aging. A full-bodied wine, with ripe tannins and voluptuous mid-palate and a long, very enjoyable, finish. Denomination of Origin: Colchagua Valley. Oak Aging: Six months in American oak. Filtering: One earth filtration and one pad filtration prior to bottling. Yield of Vineyard: 9 tons per hectare (about 3.6 tons per acre). Grape Variety: Malbec 100% Cellaring Recommendations: Up to 5 years. Recommended Serving Temperature: 17º to 18ºC. Decanting: Recommended 30 minutes decanting before drinking.

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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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Snooth User: Robin
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4.00 5
11/09/2007

Four glasses



Description: Nice and intense ruby red color. In the mouth it’s appealing fruitiness combined with the plumy and blackberry hints, makes this wine a very good example of the potential of Colchagua valley. It’s slight spiciness is totally integrated with the hints of vanilla that comes from the oak aging. A full-bodied wine, with ripe tannins and voluptuous mid-palate and a long, very enjoyable, finish. Denomination of Origin: Colchagua Valley. Oak Aging: Six months in American oak. Filtering: One earth filtration and one pad filtration prior to bottling. Yield of Vineyard: 9 tons per hectare (about 3.6 tons per acre). Grape Variety: Malbec 100% Cellaring Recommendations: Up to 5 years. Recommended Serving Temperature: 17º to 18ºC. Decanting: Recommended 30 minutes decanting before drinking.

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