MONTES ALPHA Chardonnay
Delicious, full-bodied, complex and creamy in the mid-palate, our Alpha Chardonnay is one of the few Chilean whites wines that will improve with age. The 1998 vintage was selected as ‘World Champion Chardonnay’ by Slow Food of Italy, after simultaneous tastings in 26 cities around the world, covered live by BBC-TV in London. Grapes are sourced from the renowned white wine area, Casablanca Valley. Fermented and aged in French oak barrels for one year; 40% of the wine undergoes secondary ‘malolactic fermentation’ to enhance buttery flavors. A monthly stirring of the wine or batonage enhances flavor and aroma complexity.
2009Wine Advocate / Robert Parker89 pointsFeb. 20122009Wine Spectator89 pointsDec. 20112008Wine Advocate89 pointsDec. 20102008Wine Advocate90 pointsNov. 20092006Wine Spectator90 pointsFeb. 20092005Wine Spectator90 pointsFeb. 2009
2005Wine Advocate90 pointsOct. 20082005Wine Spectator89 pointsMay2005The Week, New YorkBest of TastingApr. 13, 2007
Wine and Food Attributes
Tropical. Mango, Piña, oak medium intense, soft texture, brioche.
A rich porcini or mushroom risotto is a perfect match.