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
2017 vintage
91 Points
2017 vintage
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.

Unique Selling Points
  • 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

About the Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
Carmenère
Carmenère has spicy red berry aromas and black plum flavors, with a pronounced leafy and green bell pepper edge, and notes of grilled meat and coffee.
Syrah
Syrah has seductively dense, rich, chewy black berry aromas and flavors, with notes of tar, wood smoke, bacon, leather, chocolate, and sometimes violets. The tannins are firm yet elegant.
Tempranillo
Tempranillo makes dark wines that are lush and seductive, with intense aromas and flavors of black cherry, raspberry and currant, with plum and tobacco notes. Lighter wines show complex red fruits.
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