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Montes Pinot Noir Leyda Valley Alpha 2007

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Degustationsnotiz Dichtes, jugendliches Dunkelrot. In der Nase hochkonzentrierte Fruchtaromen nach dunklen Beeren. Unheimlich komplex. Würze, Waldbeeren, Vanille.... Kräftige Tannine verleihen diesem liebevollen Wein Griffigkeit und Struktur. Hohes Potenzial. Anbau Die Reben stehen zum Teil im Colchagua Valley zum anderen Teil im La Finca de Apalta Estate. Durch die unterschiedlichen Terroirs erzielt man mehr Aromenvielfalt. Die reifen Trauben werden von Hand gelesen. Überwiegend in den frühen Morgenstunden um durch die kühlen Temperaturen die Trauben zu schonen. Nur das beste Traubenmaterial wird dann verwendet. Die Selection der Trauben geschiet wieder per Hand. Nach der Gärung kommen die Weine für 18 Monate in neue französische und Amerikanische Barriques. Der Wein wird ungefiltert auf die Flasche gefüllt. Download Datenblatt (PDF, Englisch, 64 KB)

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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

Member Reviews for Montes Pinot Noir Leyda Valley Alpha

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Snooth User: George Parkinson
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4.00 5
07/27/2009

color-ruby red nose-earth, cherry, cola mouth-coco, black tea, wild red fruit finish-medium buy it share it age it


Snooth User: kat3260
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4.00 5
06/11/2009

Wow - this one is a gem! I loved it from the first sip. A great Pinot Noir.


Snooth User: Sibarita1
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0.00 5
09/04/2011

Excelent sample of the varietal. Smooth and well balanced


Snooth User: gobiosoma
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4.00 5
02/23/2011

Met the vinters at wine and cheese gallery tasting.


Snooth User: jedight
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0.00 5
08/06/2011

Good


Snooth User: buko
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5.00 5
11/19/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Montes Pinot Noir Leyda Valley Alpha

External Review
02/24/2010

Montes Alpha Pinot Noir 2007: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 12-16°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Jahrgang: 2007Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: Colchagua ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 100% Pinot NoirRestzucker: 2,75 g/LiterRestsäure: 3,5 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein


External Review
05/18/2011

Light-bodied but lively, with nice silky-textured cherry, spice and roasted vanilla hints that mingle through the briar-tinged finish. Drink now.


External Review
05/18/2011

Deep red. Pungent aromas of cherry, dark berries and licorice, with a suave undercurrent of smoky minerals and flowers. Weighty and velvety, with sweet cherry and blackberry flavors and a refreshing bite of minerals on the back. Finishes with very good cling and sweet persistence. This would stack up nicely with many California pinots at twice the price.


External Review
09/23/2011

"Beautiful ruby red color with showy mocha


External Review
05/12/2008

There's not much Pinot Noir to be found in Chile but those who do go to the effort to cultivate this finicky (but brilliant) grape variety, clearly have quality in mind.


External Review
07/13/2010

Wine Name: Montes Alpha Pinot Noir 2007, Category: Wine, Brand: Montes, Winery: Montes Wines, Price: $19.51, Bottle Size: 750 mls., Bottles per Case: 12, Made In: Chile, Region: San Antonio Valley, Appellation: Leyda Valley, Vintage: 2007, Varietal: Pinot Noir, Wine Type: Red Wine


External Review
01/04/2012

The 2007 Alpha Pinot Noir is more expressive aromatically, has a lovely satiny texture, raspberry and black cherry flavors, and a sleek personality. Ripe, concentrated, and flavorful, it may well evolve for 1ndash;2 years and can be enjoyed through 2017.


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Degustationsnotiz Dichtes, jugendliches Dunkelrot. In der Nase hochkonzentrierte Fruchtaromen nach dunklen Beeren. Unheimlich komplex. Würze, Waldbeeren, Vanille.... Kräftige Tannine verleihen diesem liebevollen Wein Griffigkeit und Struktur. Hohes Potenzial. Anbau Die Reben stehen zum Teil im Colchagua Valley zum anderen Teil im La Finca de Apalta Estate. Durch die unterschiedlichen Terroirs erzielt man mehr Aromenvielfalt. Die reifen Trauben werden von Hand gelesen. Überwiegend in den frühen Morgenstunden um durch die kühlen Temperaturen die Trauben zu schonen. Nur das beste Traubenmaterial wird dann verwendet. Die Selection der Trauben geschiet wieder per Hand. Nach der Gärung kommen die Weine für 18 Monate in neue französische und Amerikanische Barriques. Der Wein wird ungefiltert auf die Flasche gefüllt. Download Datenblatt (PDF, Englisch, 64 KB)

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