Montes Muse is a return to Aurelio Montes Sr.'s roots in the Alto Maipo - where he learned to make wine and was first inspired by the potential for fine wine in Chile. From a unique hillside site on alluvial terraces along the Maipo River, this Cabernet is deeply expressive and complex, with a freshness and levity that is unique amongst Montes’ iconic wines.

94 Points
The Wine Independent
2019 vintage
97 Points
2019 vintage
Harvest Note
An excellent vintage, 2019 began with moderate rain over the winter and a cool spring, with good shoot growth and flowering. Smaller yields and compact cluster size led to good color concentration, while heat spikes in the summer accelerated the harvest date. In general terms, the quality and balance in the grapes was very good, allowing for a calm vinification process.
Tasting Note
Deep ruby-red in color, with very delicate aromas, where ripe red berries dominate, including strawberry, red plum, and sarsaparilla, as well as cassis liqueur and cherry syrup. From its time spent aging in oak, there are notes of tobacco, caramel, and mocha, all very well balanced with the fruity profile. The tannins are very smooth, in accordance with the purity of the aromas. The wine is vibrant and broad, but balanced at the same time, showing complexity and a very long finish.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
PH: 3.38
ACIDITY: 4.07 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 18 months in French oak barrels, 70% first use and 30% second use
Unique Selling Points
  • An homage to Aurelio Montes' 50th vintage and the women who have supported him
  • A classic style from an alluvial hillside vineyard in the Alto Maipo
  • Extremely limited production of only 6,000 bottles
  • Large diurnal temperature swings preserve acidity and freshness
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