Montes Classic Series Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our Apalta and El Arcángel del Marchigüe vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. A bright violet-red colour, it has aromas of strawberries, plums and figs, along with notes of sweet spices including nutmeg and black pepper.

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2021 vintage
Harvest Note
Chile finished a relatively dry winter with rainfall concentrated in short bursts, but which totalled 20 inches, a level not experienced in more than ten years. This water availability provided a good supply for the vineyard, right up to harvest time. Budbreak and fruit set took place as expected, without spring frost, thus assuring the production of good-quality bunches. After ripening finished, Chile’s Central Zone experienced significant rainfall. This created a huge amount of work in the vineyards, to increase ventilation and enhance fruit drying. Winemakers were able to react in time, which allowed them to reach harvest with healthy grapes of good quality. Generally speaking, the season was fresher than the previous one, a consequence of which were grapes with better color and aroma concentration, ideal to create a fresh wine with great personality.
Tasting Note
Notes of strawberry, cherry, red plum, cassis, and toasted notes of vanilla and sweet spice.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with braised beef with french fries, steak and eggs, paella, connelloni or lasagna.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Merlot
PH: 3.57
ACIDITY: 3.45 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 45% of the wine was kept for 8 months in French oak.
Unique Selling Points
  • Represents the outstanding value Chile can offer for everyday drinking.
  • Grapes are handpicked and transported to the winery with the utmost care.
  • 45% aged in French oak barrels for 8 months.
  • Well-balanced acidity, medium body, and incredibly smooth tannins.
  • Vineyards located in Apalta and Marchigüe, Colchagua Valley.

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.
Merlot
Merlot makes plump, succulent wines to drink young or opulently massive wines for aging. Has silky, blackberry and currant fruit, with spice, earth, tobacco and chocolate notes, and soft tannins.
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