Alpha Chardonnay



Alpha Chardonnay

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: Chile / Aconcagua Coast

The vineyards that produce grapes for our Montes Alpha Chardonnay are located in the Aconcagua Costa region. The proximity of the vines to the Pacific Ocean and the pronounced influence of sea breezes provide ideal conditions for Chardonnay to ripen slowly and completely. The high variability in the soils, which range from sandy to clay-loam, lend this wine enormous complexity with tremendous cold-climate typicity, but with an impressive aromatic palate. The most important clones used are Dijon 76, which contributes tropical fruit and citrus notes, and clone 95, which lends great volume to the palate thanks to the highly concentrated grapes it produces.

93 Points

2016 vintage
92 Points

2013 vintage
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tasting note

Brilliant, light golden-yellow color. The perfumed and elegant nose offers notes of tropical fruit, such as cherimoya and ripe pineapple, while a touch of pear and banana adds complexity to the fruit profile. Delicate notes of white flower petal intermingle very well with the light, nutty aromas of toast. A hint of white asparagus tells of its origins in a coastal climate. The palate starts gently, with refreshing crisp acidity, then opens up with rather voluptuous structure and volume. A certain mineral note, characteristic of the terroir, lingers on in the long and elegant finish.

food pairing

Pairs well with white meat, fish, and pasta

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
  • 35% aged in French oak barrels for 12 months
  • Smooth with perfectly balanced acidity, a fresh wine with generous volume
  • Vineyards located in the Aconcagua Coast region
  • 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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