Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon

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Montes

Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: Chile / Colchagua Valley

This Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced primarily from Montes' Finca Apalta Estate vineyard with some additions from their Marchigüe Estate vineyard. These two unique vineyards feature granite-rich soils in differing degrees of decomposition. Both have considerable variation in the clay content, depth, and organic matter from the influence of erosion and deposits from local rivers over time. The soils are generally deep in the flat areas and thinner at the foot of the mountains and at higher elevations. Cabernet Sauvignon is planted on flat or slightly sloping ground where the soil is deeper and has a moderate capacity for moisture retention.

91 Points

Blue Lifestyle

2016 vintage
93 Points

jamessuckling.com

2013 vintage
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tasting note

Deep, intense violet-red color. Aromas of figs and blackberries, are accompanied by notes of crème de cassis and spicy black pepper above a backdrop of tobacco. The palate is well balanced and has generous volume, rich acidity, and very round tannins that lend structure to a long, elegant finish.

food pairing

Highly recommended with red meats, Mongolian beef, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, and lambchops with Cabernet and mushroom sauce.

points of distinction

  • Pioneered the way for all premium wines in Chile, remains #1 in the niche.
  • Awarded ‘Top Scoring’ and ‘Best Value’ by the influential, Wine Spectator magazine.
  • 55% aged in 1st, 2nd and 3rd use French oak barrels for 12 months.
  • Perfectly round tannins that trigger an explosion of fruit.
  • Vineyards in Apalta and Marchigüe, Colchagua Valley.
  • about the grape +
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The story of Montes is a testament to what unique vision, grit, determination, and perseverance can achieve.

– Aurelio Montes Jr, Chief Winemaker

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