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Ninquén 2008

External Review by Palm Bay International:

/ Has a hefty layer of sweet toast covering the dark plum, currant and fig flavors. Rich, smoky finish. A touch shy on purity, but will have fans.

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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

External Reviews for Ninquén

External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Has a hefty layer of sweet toast covering the dark plum, currant and fig flavors. Rich, smoky finish. A touch shy on purity, but will have fans.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
03/08/2012

Ninquen 2008 - 90 points, Wine Advocate/ The 2008 Ninquen Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) – Syrah (50%) was aged for 20 months in 80% new, mostly French oak. Spicy oak, hints of chocolate, lavender, game, and black currant lead to a succulent, plush, pleasure-bent wine with excellent concentration and depth.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Ninquen 2005 - 90 Points, eRobertParker.com/ The 2005 Ninquén Mountain Vineyard is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 22 months in 80% new French and American oak and bottled without fining or filtration. Opaque purple-colored, it offers up aromas of pain grille, earth notes, allspice, black currant, and blackberry liqueur. This is followed by a slightly brooding, layered, structured wine with ample ripe fruit, outstanding depth and concentration, savory flavors and a lengthy finish.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

/ Excellent: medium rich, complex in flavor, and velvety in texture; a Cabernet with style and good balance. Long aftertaste, reminiscent of black currant, cherry, cedar, roasted nut, and spicy oak.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Steven Spurrier's top Ten Quality Chileans/ Deep red with purple tints, quite leathery and gamey but lifted fruit from mountain vineyards. Fine complexity. A polished, serious Cabernet.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
08/10/2015

From the outset in 1997, the aim of MontGras’ Ninquén Project was straightforward: to produce the finest red wines in Chile. This bold mission was born out of an appreciation for the influence of terroir and an ambition to forge a name for MontGras in the elite ultra-premium category. 222 acres of prime vineyard atop Ninquén Hill in the heart of the Colchagua Valley were selected for this venture and planted with a range of indigenous and international red varietals. With this pioneering move into hilltop viticulture, MontGras became the first winery in Chile to plant on the plateau of a hill (Ninquen = “plateau on a mountain” in ancient local dialect). Owner Hernán Gras and Santiago Margozzini craft the limited production wine from this special vineyard. “Elegance and power are two wine descriptors that usually head in opposing directions. In this case, both are present in the same wine, something that doesn’t arise too often. On the one hand, the wine displays subtle, balanced components and on the other hand, it is full-bodied, with an underlying concentration and intensity. What I would call a really sensual wine, smooth and strong.” -- Winemaker, Santiago Margozzini Production Area Blocks 178 and 185 at the MontGras Ninquén Hill vineyard in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, between Chile’s Coastal Range and the Andes. The soil here is rich in clay, strewn with rocks and stones. Grape Varieties 60% Cabernet Sauvignon; 40% Syrah. Vinification Syrah grapes are selected and handpicked at the end of April, Cabernet Sauvignon was selected the first week in May. Cold soak lasts approximately 4 days. Whole berries are fermented on the skins and remain in contact with the skins for 27 days. The wine is aged 24 months in new French (90%) and American (10%) oak barrels (80% new, 205 second use) before bottling. Color Deep ruby red Bouquet Complex ripe black and blue berries, with a touch of leather, clove and cedar. Taste Ripe black fruit lead the way to a balance palate with a warm and juicy character. Ripe tannins give some density but round texture with a lingering and elegant finish. Alcohol 14.5% Serving Suggestions Complements red meats, poultry, pork and hard cheeses.


External Review
Source: Palm Bay International
07/20/2011

Ninquen 2005 - 4 Stars, Restaurant Wine/ Luscious and complex, this is a full bodied, well balanced wine, with layers of oak character, and a persistent finish. It tastes of blackberry, cherry, toast, vanilla, roasted nut, and oak.


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Sugar: 1.69 g/l grams per liter

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