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.
Cellaring Recommendations: May be enjoyed now or cellared for 10 or more years.
Recommended Serving Temperature: 17° to 19° C (62° – 66° F)
Decanting: Recommended for 30 minutes.
Food Pairing: Highly recommended with red meats, stir-fried beef, pork chops, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce.
The entrepreneurial spirit and belief in the potential of Chilean wine joined a group of professionals to founded Montes winery in the late 80’s. Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand build this project almost from scratch, achieving international recognition thanks to the first production of Montes Alpha, the first Chilean premium wine.
Pioneers in the Apalta Valley, to plant on mountain slopes, to capture the influence of music in the maturation of the wine, Montes winery has known how to combine the technique with its belief in the protective power of the angels, on the Feng Shui principles –integrated into the winery –, and sustainable growth.
Looking for new qualities, Montes winery has replicated the formula beyond borders, landing on Argentina in 2002 with its subsidiary Kaiken. In 2006 arrived in Napa, United States. In Chile, have also bet on coastal areas such as Marchigüe and Zapallar showing, in each adventure, the ability to continue surprising and delighting wine lovers.