Purple Angel

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Purple Angel

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: Chile / Colchagua Valley

The vineyards destined for our Purple Angel are located in the Marchigüe and Apalta sectors of the Colchagua Valley. The soils are of granitic origin and vary in their clay content, amount of organic matter, depth, and especially in the types of stones of fluvial and glacial origin, which reflects the tremendous diversity of soils in our vineyards.

94 Points

Wine Spectator Insider

2016 vintage
98 Points

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2014 vintage
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tasting note

Impressive d ep purplish-red in color. The nose presents its habitual elegance with outstanding aromas of ripe red and black berries over a backdrop of sweet spices. Dark chocolate and mocha notes from aging in French oak combine very well with the variety’s characteristic fruity aromas, resulting in a wine with tremendous aromatic complexity that continues to open with layer after layer of new and delicious sensations. The palate is well structured with soft, ample tannins. Acidity from the Petit Verdot lends juiciness and central nerve, qualities that predict excellent evolution and exceptional aging potential. The remarkable finish is elegant and very much in accordance with the nose.

food pairing

Highly recommended with red meats, lamb chops with rosemary, pork ribs, and cannelloni.

points of distinction

  • Recognised as the best Chilean Carmenère, described as a “wine from another planet”
  • Variety only reappeared in 1993, after it was thought to be extinct for 200 years
  • Aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months
  • Well-structured and soft on the palate, with ample tannins
  • Vineyards in Apalta, 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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