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Montgras Carmenere Reserve 2008

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The grapes came from the MontGras Estate vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. MontGras Carmenère Reserva is made from this little known French grape variety, which was originally grown in Bordeaux for use in the classic blend of the region. In the 1800s it was brought to Chile and has since thrived, although it is seldom seen outside Chile. Through recent genetic testing of vines, we have discovered that much of what was originaly thought of as Chilean Merlot, is in fact Carmenere, easily mistaken as here it produces soft, full and rounded red wines, of which MontGras is an excellent example. This example is deep purple / red in colour with a full bouquet of spice, oak and black fruit and a firm but juicy palate. It offers plum, damson and curranty characters alongside well integrated toasty oak and layers of vanilla. A very good example of Carmenere. Serve with Teriyaki pork chops, lamb chops with minted potatoes and zucchini or blackened steak salad.

Region: Chile » Colchagua Valley

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Varietal: Carmenère
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Montgras:
Premium Wines Crafted With a Personal Touch The beautifully neat vineyards of MontGras, in the locality of Palmilla, Colchagua, VI Region of Chile, represent the concrete testimony of the development and the desire to do things right that have always characterized the Gras brothers, Hernán and Eduardo, along with partner Cristián Hartwig. Inspired by Hernán Gras, who has a brilliant winem... Read more
Premium Wines Crafted With a Personal Touch The beautifully neat vineyards of MontGras, in the locality of Palmilla, Colchagua, VI Region of Chile, represent the concrete testimony of the development and the desire to do things right that have always characterized the Gras brothers, Hernán and Eduardo, along with partner Cristián Hartwig. Inspired by Hernán Gras, who has a brilliant winemaking trajectory in Canada, along with the entrepreneurial vision of his brother Eduardo and Hartwig's pragmatic businesses view, who comes from a winemaking family and who in addition has strong bonds with Colchagua, joined together to give to life to Viña MontGras in 1993, the first project of MontGras Properties. MontGras, that has always had state-of-the-art technology in all its processes, set out from its conception to be the winery with the best premium wine from Chile. It is no accident then, the great amount of international prizes that have recognized the professional work, the constant quality and the innovation of MontGras wines. In this, like corporative culture, people have been key. As Hernán Gras, Chairman of the Board says, "our philosophy has to do with producing quality Chilean wines at exceptional value, which reflect the specific terroir from where the grape come from. Although we count on the equipment and the technology, it is definitively our people that make the difference. To create a wine is a true art in which all the senses are used." Read less

Member Reviews for Montgras Carmenere Reserve

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Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.00 5
04/23/2010

This was a heavy wine with lots of green tannin. Tasted at Geneva wine tasting 4/18/2010.


Snooth User: Gantt Hickman
168755714
3.50 5
02/05/2010

I really enjoyed this one. It had a beautiful darkness too it and was a medium/heavy wine in my book. Had great spice and fruit with a little bit of mineral in it.


Snooth User: Alleigh
86155322
3.50 5
05/29/2009

The wine had a luscious, deep purple color and very visible legs. On the nose, there was an abundance of black fruit and baking spices aromas—mostly all-spice and cinnamon. There was also just the slightest hint of vanilla. In the mouth, the black fruit flavors took a back seat to the spice cabinet, with nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla being the most prominent. As the flavors lingered, a toastiness emerged to round out and bind the flavors together. For the rest of my review of this wine, visit my blog http://bit.ly/110lBO


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
3.50 5
05/15/2009

Burnt underbrush and red fruit on the meaty nose. Very light tannins and acid - flabby but juicy. Simple plummy black fruit. A touch of pencil lead. $13


Snooth User: TikiA
59459145
3.00 5
09/29/2010

I really liked this wine. It was dark, rich, nice chioce for a rainy afternoon.


Snooth User: ronandtrang
33088932
2.00 5
12/18/2009

Wilfred Wong from BevMo gave this wine 92 pts. Big disappointment. I'd give it about an 86-87. Too spicy and too acidic.


Snooth User: skh
11996920
4.00 5
05/02/2011

Very nice old world style wine. Dry & complex with mineral undertones and a nice finish.


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The grapes came from the MontGras Estate vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. MontGras Carmenère Reserva is made from this little known French grape variety, which was originally grown in Bordeaux for use in the classic blend of the region. In the 1800s it was brought to Chile and has since thrived, although it is seldom seen outside Chile. Through recent genetic testing of vines, we have discovered that much of what was originaly thought of as Chilean Merlot, is in fact Carmenere, easily mistaken as here it produces soft, full and rounded red wines, of which MontGras is an excellent example. This example is deep purple / red in colour with a full bouquet of spice, oak and black fruit and a firm but juicy palate. It offers plum, damson and curranty characters alongside well integrated toasty oak and layers of vanilla. A very good example of Carmenere. Serve with Teriyaki pork chops, lamb chops with minted potatoes and zucchini or blackened steak salad.

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