Alpha Merlot

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Montes

Alpha Merlot

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: Chile / Colchagua Valley

Montes Alpha Merlot was made with selected grapes from our vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. This vineyard uses the Water Saving Winegrowing method developed by Aurelio Montes and his team as the result of years of research that enabled them to determine the precise amount of water we need to supplement after the winter rains, especially in years with low rainfall, when irrigation is indispensible. This has enabled us to reduce the amount of irrigation used by 65% while simultaneously improving the quality of the fruit.

tasting note

Intense cherry red color with violet nuances. The complex aromas of blackberries, figs, and plums in syrup mix with spice notes of black pepper and fresh tobacco. This well-structured wine features a medium body and smooth, round tannins that make this an ideal wine to enjoy now or over the course of the next 10 years.

food pairing

Highly recommended with duck breast, lamb or pork chops, pasta with pesto, lamb masala, and chicken with mushroom sauce.

  • 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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