The vineyards that produce the grapes for Montes Alpha Pinot Noir are located in the Casablanca, Zapallar, and Leyda Valleys, all located in the Aconcagua Coast wine region. The vineyards’ proximity to the coast strongly influences the growth cycle. Very cool summers and relatively few hours of sunlight during veraison and the first stages of ripening result in the slow evolution of sugar concentration and color.

Gold Medal
2021 vintage
91 Points
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
Concentrated winter rains totaling 20 inches provided a important water supply for the vineyards at a level not experienced in more than ten years. Budbreak and fruit set took place as expected, without spring frost, assuring the production of good-quality bunches. Significant rain after ripening created a huge amount of work in the vineyards to increase ventilation and enhance fruit drying. Timely action allowed winemakers to reach harvest with healthy grapes of good quality. Generally speaking, the season was cooler than the previous one, resulting in better color and aroma concentration and fresh wines with great personality.
Tasting Note
Ruby red color with an elegant nose of cherry and red plum. Juicy on the palate with subtle notes of vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Very good structure supports the acidity, leading to a nice, long finish.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with pesto pasta, mild creamy soups, salmon, mushroom risotto, Camembert cheese, salad or bruschetta
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
APPELLATION: Aconcagua Costa
PH: 3.53
ACIDITY: 3.55 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: 40% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 10-12 months, 30% new and the rest second, and third use.
Unique Selling Points
  • Vineyards located in Casablanca, Leyda and Zapallar Valleys, Aconcagua Wine Region
  • Cool-climate Pinot Noir with freshness and elegance
  • Juicy with balanced acidity and the sweetness of round, ripe tannins

About the Grape

Pinot Noir
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.
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