MONTES ALPHA M
Pioneer of Chilean Ultra-Premium Wines
This extraordinary wine represents a dream come true for the original founders of Montes: to produce a ‘first growth’ that can stand alongside the world’s other finest wines. Production of Montes Alpha M is extremely limited and vintages are only released if our head winemaker Aurelio Montes considers that the quality of the wine is up to demanding standards. Aurelio goes as far as painstakingly selecting individual grapes rather than bunches at harvest time, in his aim for supreme quality, eliminating variables that might compromise quality. Coming from the best vines at our Finca de Apalta estate,
- considered by many to be Chile´s best red wine terroir, Montes Alpha M has become the icon benchmark for other Chilean wineries to follow. Montes Alpha M is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Merlot (10%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (5%). Intense dark red in color, it is a powerful wine with beautiful soft, rounded tannins. The wine is elegant and has a very well-defined character. The inclusion of Petit Verdot adds an extra element of complexity. There is a pleasant and harmonious marriage of fruit and French oak. It is perfectly balanced, full-bodied and voluptuous mid-palate with a rewarding, lingering aftertaste of mature grapes and a level of acidity that reflects its superb structure.
- Montes Alpha M can be enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment - it will continue to improve in the bottle for at least 20 years.
2010Wine Spectator96 pointsOct. 20122009Wine Advocate Robert Parker93 pointsDec. 20122007Wine Advocate Robert Parker94 pointsFeb. 20122007Wine Spectator92 pointsOct. 20112007Wine Enthusiast91 pointsNov. 20112007Wine Enthusiast91 pointsDec. 2011
2006International Wine Review92 pointsFeb. 20102006Wine Spectator94 pointsMay. 31, 20092005Wine Advocate93 pointsOct. 01, 20082005Wine Spectator95 pointsMay 15, 20082004Luxury Web95 pointsApr. 20072004Wine Spectator94 pointsMay 2007
Wine and Food Attributes
Old World, elegant, reductive red fruit, cedar.
Charcuterie, Beef Bourguignon, Coq au Vin. Elegance for the M is perfect match for these bistro style dishes.