The Lovely Rosé of Syrah
After several years of experimentation, Aurelio Montes settled on producing a rosé from Syrah (the grape he made famous in Chile with the country´s first Ultra Premium Syrah, Montes Folly). Montes Cherub is a seductive, elegant, dry wine, with an intense cherry-pink color. Expressive of the grape and its terroir, it shows distinct Syrah character: spiciness and hints of strawberry, rose and orange peel. There is a strong backbone of acidity with residual tannins that gives the wine structure. For a rosé, it shows good fruit concentration and a richness in texture across the palate that leads to a delightfully long finish.
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Wine and Food Attributes
Strawberry, syrah funk, barnyard. Medium body for rose can stand up to food.
Grilled vegetables. Prosciutto with its salty richness will intensify the fruit, bacon wrapped scallops have just enough silkiness and fat to match the acid in the rosé.