MONTES ALPHA Carmenère
Deep and lively ruby-red color. The wine shows elegant Carmenère character, with lovely black pepper aromas, and hints of red berry, chocolate, vanilla and plum. In the mouth it is distinctively smooth, with rounded soft tannins. Long finish. The oak is beautifully integrated and balanced.
The grapes come from our El Arcángel Marchigüe estate, located at the western end of Colchagua valley, where, 18 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean, the relatively cool climate allows this late-ripening variety to mature slowly and smoothly and reach full ripeness. Clay soils give strength and power to the wine. After fermentation, the wine is moved to French oak barrels where it is aged for 12 months.
2009Wine Advocate / Robert Parker91 pointsFeb. 20122009Wine Enthusiast89 pointsDec. 20112008Snooth.com91 pointsJul. 11, 20112008Wine Advocate91 pointsDec. 20102007International Wine Review91 pointsFeb. 20102007Wine Enthusiast91 pointsSep. 2009
2007Robert Parker91 pointsJun. 2009
Wine and Food Attributes
Bittersweet chocolate, spice, dark fruit.
Carmenère deserves fat, bone in dry aged ribeye is perfect.