Montes Cherub Rose is made from Syrah and Grenache grown 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean at Montes' El Arcángel de Marchigüe estate. The Marchigüe estate is flatter with low hills and moderate slopes. The soils are granitic, with a mixture of materials from both glacial and colluvial activity, as well as varying amounts of clay and organic matter. This cool climate and unique soil, along with the fact that the vines are trained specifically for rosé, results in an ideal balance of fruit character and acidity.

Harvest Note
Winter was relatively dry, with rains concentrated in short bursts that totaled 20 inches, something we hadn’t seen for more than ten years. Well-managed water availability allowed winemakers to supply the vineyards with water until the grapes were harvested. Budbreak and fruit set took place at the expected time and in the correct manner, without spring frost, thus assuring bunches of good quality. After finishing veraison, Chile’s Central Zone experienced significant rain. This demanded a great deal of work in the vineyards, to encourage rapid ventilation and drying of the fruit. Winemakers reacted in time, allowing them to harvest healthy grapes of good quality. Generally speaking, the season was fresher than the previous one, resulting in a delayed start to the harvest for all varieties, because, after the rain, the vineyards experienced several weeks of low temperatures and cloudiness. This caused very slow ripening of the grapes, and permitted a greater concentration of color and aromas.
Tasting Note
Cherry pink color in the glass with aromas of red berries, fresh cherry, and sarsaparilla. On the palate, pomegranate and watermelon are underline by crunchy acidity and subtle notes of prickly pear and meringue for a juicy and creamy finish.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 85% Syrah, 15% Grenache
APPELLATION: Colchagua Valley
PH: 3.08
ACIDITY: 4.02 g/l
ABV: 13%
AGING: Fermented and kept in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation to protect freshness
Unique Selling Points
  • A rosé made primarily from Syrah, perfected after several years of experimentation
  • The variety Aurelio Montes made famous in Chile with the first Ultra-Premium Syrah
  • A seductive, elegant, dry wine, with an intense cherry-pink color
  • Smooth and medium-bodied with refreshing acidity and a creamy lush finish

About the Grape

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.
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