A leader among Chilean Cabernets, aged for 12 months in French fine grain Allier oak barrels. Intense ruby color, with blackcurrant, chocolate, and cigar box aromas; balanced with well-integrated oak. Great complexity of flavors in the mouth; mid-palate is full-bodied and balanced, with a remarkably long finish. A superb wine ready to drink now, it can also be chosen for cellaring for future enjoyment. The first 1987 vintage was singled out by the UK’s Wine magazine as one of the best 10-year-old red wines in the world.
Aging Recommendations: Enjoy now or cellar up to 10 years.
Recommended Serving Temperature: 17º–19ºC (62º–66ºF).
Decanting: Recommended for at least 30 minutes.
Food Pairing: Highly recommended with red meats, stir-fried beef, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, and lamb chops with Cabernet-mushroom 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.