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Sancerre Monts Dames Francois Cotat 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Fruit for this delicious wine comes from the Casablanca and Curicó Valleys. This is a wine with extremely attractive tropical nose. It is a fresh, crispy, light and happy wine. Pale yellow and 100% fermented in stainless steel, this wine sees no oak ageing. Selected grapes picked from the cool Casablanca climate together with the elegance of the fruit picked from the foothills of the Andes in Curicó valley are used to make this wine. Enjoy as young as possible. It is very good as appetizer and goes well with white meat. Drink it with fresh salads, fish or simply as its own. Perfect as wine by the glass.

Editorial Reviews for Sancerre Monts Dames Francois Cotat

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
07/01/2011

A hint of VA greets the nose followed by rather wooly, vaguely animal notes and plenty of shaved bitter chocolate all piled up over dried red berry fruits. On entry, this is rather focused and elegant; but it balloons in the mouth, revealing impressive concentration and depth. The fruit remains youthful but not fruity and while the oak is prominent, it’s balanced out by the fruit. This grows into a rich, almost chewy wine with a nice blend of roasted coffee bean, toasty spice and nuanced herb notes all accenting the subtle fruit. The finish is dark, spicy and oily, recalling coffee beans and licorice with a peppery spice on the finale. 91pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.00 5
06/14/2011

Heavy peppery sharp nose, not much fruit, a little bit of licorice. The body is equally sharply defined, with vegetative and barrel notes. A little bit of strawberry fruit in the finish. Kind of a punkish/goth wine personality wise.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
09/10/2011

Coconut and vanilla tones on the nose, which would imply American oak. Loads of red and black fruit on the nose. Baking spices. Some flinty tones. Some coconut on the palate as well. It's richly textured and has bright acid. Some bitter cocoa. The dark red and purple fruits on the palate turn to cranberry and pomegranate on the back end. It's complex and rich.


Snooth User: enotheque
458981,165
3.50 5
01/21/2009

This great Chilean value SB, featured alongside similar wines that could seriously challenge New Zealand's stranglehold on the New World SB benchmark style. http://enotheque.blogspot.com/2009/01/playlist-bargain-new-world-sauvignon.html


Snooth User: Rebecca Chapa
509712117
4.00 5
11/01/2011

Inky purple almost opaque, very dense. On the nose, chocolate, mocha, coffee, blackberry and black cherry, hints of sage. Moderate plus tart acidity, dry with moderate very well-integrated alcohol, high intensity of fruit, full body, flavors of dense black stewed fruits, cassis, mulberry a touch of prune, bilberry or blueberry. Black fruits very nice, not too overtly fruity. High tannins a bit astringent, a hint of greenness and a long finish.


Snooth User: Miss Swenson
77989614
5.00 5
03/01/2011

I love malbec but have recently discovered Alpha Carmenere- and WOW. Aurelio Montes has never let me down as this is no exception. Very concentrated with a unique spice I couldn't quite place. Hints of black cherry and ripe plum brought to a nice long finish. I can't wait for the next vintage.


Snooth User: liftin
865096
4.00 5
01/11/2010

An exemplary SB table wine. A complete pleasure with cheese, especially.


External Reviews for Sancerre Monts Dames Francois Cotat

External Review
08/29/2009

This is a crisp and clean white Bordeaux that has a lovely mouth-filling texture and pithy fruit character. As much as we adore the lean and mineraled Loire Valley take on Sauvignon Blanc, we also enjoy this rounder style, which is unique to Bordeaux.


External Review
01/27/2012

The 2008 Alpha Carmenere is a glass-coating opaque purple with a nose of damp earth, mineral, sage, thyme, tobacco, and blueberry. Dense and full-bodied on the palate, it reveals layers of ripe fruit, lots of spice, and enough structure to evolve...


External Review
09/23/2011

"Deep and live ruby red color. The wine has a very elegant and evident Carmenère tipicity


External Review
07/06/2011

WA 91 Pts. - According to the Wine Advocate: The 2008 Alpha Carmenere is a glass-coating opaque purple with a nose of damp earth, mineral, sage, thyme, tobacco, and blueberry. Dense and full-bodied on the palate, it reveals layers of ripe fruit, lots of spice, and enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years. It will deliver prime drinking from 2012 to 2020.


External Review
02/24/2010

Montes Sauvignon Blanc Leyda Valley 2008: Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 10°C, Ausbau in Stahltanks, lagerfähig 2 - 4 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2008Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: San Antonio-Leyda ValleyWeingut: MontesRebsorte: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Restzucker: 1,75 g/LiterRestsäure: 4 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.13 Weißwein


External Review
07/13/2010

Wine Name: Montes Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Category: Wine, Brand: Montes, Winery: Montes Wines, Price: $13.21, Bottle Size: 750 mls., Bottles per Case: 12, Made In: Chile, Region: San Antonio Valley, Appellation: Leyda Valley, Vintage: 2008, Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc, Wine Type: White Wine


External Review
10/10/2011

Lebendiger und nach dunklen Früchten und Gewürzen riechender Duft. Eleganter Wein mit ausgereifter Tanninne, die dem Wein Struktur und Griff verleiht. Im Gaumen bilden sich Geschmäcker von schwarzen Beeren.


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Fruit for this delicious wine comes from the Casablanca and Curicó Valleys. This is a wine with extremely attractive tropical nose. It is a fresh, crispy, light and happy wine. Pale yellow and 100% fermented in stainless steel, this wine sees no oak ageing. Selected grapes picked from the cool Casablanca climate together with the elegance of the fruit picked from the foothills of the Andes in Curicó valley are used to make this wine. Enjoy as young as possible. It is very good as appetizer and goes well with white meat. Drink it with fresh salads, fish or simply as its own. Perfect as wine by the glass.

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 2.50 g/l grams per liter

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