The Montes Classic Chardonnay hails from some of the finest Chardonnay-growing sites in Chile's Colchagua, Curico, and and Maule Valleys. Each region contributes a unique character to the blend, making this a well-rounded and expressive wine meant for everyday enjoyment.

Harvest Note
After many years of continual drought, the 2020–2021 season began with a winter of considerable rainfall, concentrated in just a few very rainy days. Spring had some rare touches of frost, that luckily did not affect production. The vineyards showed very good vegetative expression and demonstrated flawless fruit set. The summer season was cooler than expected, with a long, drawn-out ripening process. Ripening had barely finished when there was significant rain across almost the entire wine-growing area of Chile. This had different effects depending on the local intensity of the rain. In the coastal area, winemakers had to remove fruit and leaves in order to increase ventilation and light for the bunches, ensuring the health of the grapes through to harvest. In practical terms, this vintage will be remembered for its fresh white wines, with low alcohol but intense aromatic expression, vibrant natural acidity, and excellent ageing potential.
Tasting Note
Bright yellow with flecks of green color, the aromas are fresh with hints of tropical fruit. Papaya, peach, and pink grapefruit on the palate with a hint of honey. Fresh acidity and a lasting creaminess make this a joy to drink.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with salmon ceviche, sea bass with sautéed mushrooms and rice, or fettuccine alfredo.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
APPELLATION: Central Valley
PH: 3.25
ACIDITY: 3.65 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: 30% of the wine ages for 6-8 months in first-use French oak barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • Grown in cool climate sites of the Casablanca and Curico Valleys
  • Represents the outstanding value Chile can offer for everyday drinking.
  • 100% Hand-harvested
  • No malolactic fermenttation preserves freshness

About the Grape

Though it has a distinctive profile, Chardonnay reflects other factors such as soil composition and vinification technique. Chardonnay is a reliable, hardy and prolific vine whose only real vulnerabilities are frost and uneven development of fruit.
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