Classic Chardonnay 2018

Montes

Classic Chardonnay 2018

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: Chile / Central Valley
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay

The Montes Classic Chardonnay hails from some of the finest Chardonnay-growing sites in Chile's Casablanca and Curico Valleys. The Casablanca Valley contributes a cool climate expression of Chardonnay with fresh citrus and floral notes, while the warmer Curico Valley adds tropical components to the blend including pineapple, peaches and apricots.

91 Points

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2018 vintage
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harvest note

The 2017-2018 vintage was as close to ideal as a winemaker could hope for in terms of grape quality. Abundant winter rainfall helped replenish groundwater while the frost-free spring allowed for uniform bud break and fruit set. The summer months brought relatively cool temperatures which ensured slow ripening and excellent preservation of natural acidity and aromatic expression in the grapes. Due to a lack rainfall throughout the rest of the growing season, the grapes were harvested in excellent conditions and at peak ripeness.

tasting note

Pale yellow in color tinged with gold. The expressive nose offers notes of white peaches, pineapple, and fresh apricots with vanilla and toasted nut aromas in the background. The palate is well balanced with fresh acidity and a fruit-driven finish.

food pairing

Pair with salmon ceviche, sea bass with sautéed mushrooms, fettucini Alfredo, and razor clams.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: D.O. Central Valley
PH: 3.33
ACIDITY: 3.31 g/L
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: 70% of the wine is aged in stainless steel, while 30% of the wine is aged in new French oak barriques for 6-8 months before bottling.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 2.16 g/L

points of distinction

  • Represents the outstanding value Chile can offer for everyday drinking.
  • Grapes are handpicked and transported to the winery with the utmost care.
  • Juicy and well balanced on the palate.
  • Fresh and well structured with persistent finish.
  • Grown in cool climate sites of the Casablanca and Curico Valleys
  • 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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