The vineyards that produce the grapes for our Montes Limited Selection Pinot Noir are located in the Casablanca, Leyda and Zapallar Valleys, all of which can be found in the Aconcagua Wine Region. The grapes were handpicked into 22 – 26 lbs trays during the very early hours of the morning to keep the temperatures low and protect the aromas. Upon arriving at the winery, the bunches were carefully selected, destemmed, and submitted to a second selection of the berries. The grapes were gently dropped directly into open-top stainless steel tanks, where the whole berries underwent a 5-day pre-fermentation maceration at 45º F to very gently extract color and aromas.

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2020 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2019–2020 season began with an extremely dry winter that forced winemakers to restrict irrigation during summer. The season had episodes of frost in a few regions, but the Pinot Noir was not affected. Towards the month of December, the weather stabilized, reaching temperatures slightly above the previous season and above seasonal norms, with lows of 55 °F and highs of 84 °C. Summer remained warm through January and February, delivering excellent health and ripening of the grapes, leading to a cooler March with cold mornings and nights in this coastal zone. This slowed down ripening, allowing winemakers to harvest the grapes at precisely the right time, obtaining fruit with rich natural acidity and excellent potential. There were no adverse climatic events, so harvest took place under optimal conditions.
Tasting Note
Aromas of fresh cherry and raspberry with notes of sweet pastry, candied aromas, and a hint of toast.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with fettucini Alfredo, soft and creamy soups, veal chops, camembert cheese and mushroom risotto.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Noir
PH: 3.58
ACIDITY: 3.45 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 35% of the blend remains in contact with French oak for 6–7 months. The rest remains in stainless steel tanks.
Unique Selling Points
  • Premium wine recognised for being seductive, voluptuous, smooth and satisfying.
  • Aged for 6-7 months in French oak barrels and stainless steel.
  • Well balanced on the palate with rich natural acidity making it fresh and juicy.
  • Vineyards located in Casablanca, Leyda and Zapallar Valleys, Aconcagua Wine Region.

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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