Montes Limited Selection Cabernet Sauvignon – Carmenère is sourced from Montes two estate vineyards in Apalta and Marchigüe. The Finca Apalta Estate vineyard features diverse soils with areas that are influenced by the Tinguiririca River, while other portions are influenced by mudslides and material that has fallen from the mountains above. The soils tend to be deep on the plain and thinner at the foot of the mountain and higher areas. The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards are planted at the foot of the mountain on moderate slopes with shallow soils and highly variable textures. Carmenère vines are best suited to the flatter areas, where the soils are deeper. Marchigüe is flatter with low hills and moderate slopes. The soils are shallow—in some cases no more than 60 cm deep—with moderate clay content and a high capacity for water retention. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère vineyards are located in generally flat area

92 Points
2018 vintage
91 Points
2019 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2019–2020 season began with a very dry winter, just as Chile has been seeing for multiple seasons. The scarcity of water explains the significant decrease in yields, around 15–20%, impacting the final quality of the wines. Spring had no significant frost in the Colchagua vineyards, so they had excellent conditions for growth. Summer saw high temperatures that accelerated the ripening of the grapes, resulting in an early start to white and red grape harvests—up to a month in some cases. The low fruit yields in our vineyards meant bunches arrived at harvest with small grapes, which directly and positively affected the concentration of aromas, flavors, and color in the case of the red wines, providing high-quality grapes for winemaking. Both in the Apalta vineyards and at the Marchigüe property, winemakers were able to harvest at the correct moment and in an orderly fashion, always guided by a tasting of the grapes, allowing to accurately project the quality of the resulting wines.
Tasting Note
Broad notes of ripe red and black fruits such as strawberry, cherry, plum, dried fig, and blackcurrant followed by notes of nutmeg, vanilla, chestnut and a hint of smoke
Food Pairing
Pairs well with stir-fried beef, pork chops, spaghetti bolognese, lamp chops, and mushroom risotto.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 70% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 30% Carmenère
PH: 3.59
ACIDITY: 3.63 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 47% of the wine aged in French oak barrels for 10 months.
Unique Selling Points
  • Premium wine recognised for being seductive, voluptuous, smooth and satisfying.
  • 47% aged in oak barrels for 10 months.
  • Vineyards located in Apalta and Marchigüe, Colchagua Valley.
  • Generous palate with rounded tannins. Elegant and juicy with persistence.

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.
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