Limited Selection Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenère



Limited Selection Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenère

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: Chile / Colchagua Valley

Montes Limited Selection Cabernet Sauvignon-Carmenère originates from the two very representative wine regions in the Colchagua Valley, Apalta and Marchigüe. Apalta is very heterogeneous, with some zones that are very much affected by the Tinguiririca River and others influenced by alluvions and material that breaks off from high above in the mountains. The soils tend to be deep on the plain and shallower at the foot of the mountain and higher areas. The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are planted at the foot of the mountain with slopes that are not very steep but that do have shallow soils with highly variable textures. The Carmenère vineyards are best suited to the flatter areas, where the soils are deeper and have moderate moisture retention. Marchigüe has flatter lands and low hills with moderate slopes. The soils are rather shallow, and in some cases are no more than 60 cm deep with moderate clay content and a high capacity for water retention. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère vineyards are located in flat areas with no slopes whatsoever.

tasting note

A bright and intense purplish-ruby red color with an expressive, perfumed nose which offers fresh aromas of red and black fruits, along with spicy notes of red peppers and nutmeg leading to tobacco, dark chocolate, and coffee. Very well balanced on the palate, with rich acidity that turns fresh and juicy. The tannins are perfectly rounded and lend structure and volume. A sweet sensation increases toward the mid-palate, which lends way to a long finish that is very much in accordance with the nose.

food pairing

Highly recommended with stir-fried beef, pork chops, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, and lamb chops with Cabernet-mushroom sauce.

points of distinction

  • Premium wine recognised for being seductive, voluptuous, smooth and satisfying.
  • 47% aged in oak barrels for 10 months.
  • Vineyards located in Apalta and Marchigüe, Colchagua Valley.
  • Generous palate with rounded tannins. Elegant and juicy with persistence.
  • 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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