Twins Red Blend 2017

Montes

Twins Red Blend 2017

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: Chile / Colchagua Valley
Grapes: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 25% Carmenère, 10% Tempranillo

Twins is the result of Montes winemakers Aurelio Montes Sr. and son Aurelio Montes Jr. self imposed challenge to create a unique wine. Not agreeing on the blend after hours of discussions, father and son decided to create their own wine. Surprisingly, they did agree that blending together what each had separately crafted would create a superb wine, the result of perfect team work of winemakers and grape varieties each adding up to a wine greater than the sum of its parts. The vineyards are located in the Colchagua Valley. Their soils are derived from granite in differing stages of decomposition, with extensive areas with moderate depths of red clay, and little organic matter. This type of soils has stones at depth and alluvial sediments, which provides limited capacity for moisture retention.

91 Points

Wine & Spirits

2017 vintage
91 Points

Wine & Spirits

2017 vintage
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harvest note

The 2016-2017 season began with a drier winter than usual. The spring brought four consecutive days of frost in the coldest areas, but red varieties were unaffected. The summer saw very high temperatures approaching 40ºC in some sectors of the valley in January, which accelerated ripening. Temperatures dropped significantly in early March, enabling the grapes to develop more aromas, ripen their tannins, and obtain ideal skin color. Generally, the smaller yields meant the grapes were smaller and more concentrated leading to wines of excellent quality and expression.

tasting note

Montes Twins is loaded with aromas of red and black fruit, sweet spices and bitter chocolate. The wine is creamy, youthful and easy to drink.

food pairing

Enjoy with red meats, pasta and pizza or by itself.

technical data

GRAPES: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 25% Carmenère, 10% Tempranillo
APPELLATION: Colchagua Valley
PH: 3.62
ACIDITY: 5.29 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 50% of the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels (1st, 2nd, and 3rd use).

points of distinction

  • Combines 4 of the varieties that have given the greatest satisfaction each year
  • Cabernet Sauvignon gives it structure, complexity and aromas of ripe black fruit
  • The Tempranillo contributes freshness and juiciness
  • The Carmenère lends smooth, round tannins for a lightly sweetened sensation
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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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