Alpha Pinot Noir

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Alpha Pinot Noir

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: Chile / Aconcagua Coast

The vineyards that produce the grapes for Montes Alpha Pinot Noir are located in the Casablanca, Zapallar, and Leyda Valleys, all located in the Aconcagua Coast wine region. All of the vineyards are trained to vertical shoot position and drip irrigated, and yields range from 6,245 to 7,137 lb/acre. Because vines have an excellent vegetative / productive balance, it is not necessary to adjust the load and canopy work is minimal. This also allows us to harvest healthy grapes with good balance.

90 Points

Wine Spectator

2013 vintage
93 Points

jamessuckling.com

2014 vintage
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tasting note

Brilliant and striking ruby red with a violet hue. The nose is very aromatic with aromas of red fruits recalling strawberries and tart cherries in liqueur. Fragrances of wild flowers and violets deliver the illusion of sitting in the forest shade. Complex. With time, seductive aromas of caramel waft from the glass and mingle with tenuous notes of fresh tobacco and dulce de leche. The palate is juicy, with very balanced acidity and the sweetness of round, ripe tannins. The generous and elegant mid-palate accentuates all of the sensations perceived on the nose, and the finish is remarkable and pleasing. The 2016 vintage of this coastal Pinot Noir once again opens the senses with the great joy it gives us year after year.

food pairing

Highly recommended with pasta and pesto, mild, creamy soups (mushroom, chicken), veal chops, salmon, Camembert cheese, mushroom risotto, arugula and herb salad, and bruschetta.

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
  • 40% aged in French oak barrels for 10 months
  • Juicy with balanced acidity and the sweetness of round, ripe tannins
  • Vineyards located in Casablanca, Leyda and Zapallar Valleys, Aconcagua Wine 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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