Twins is the result of Montes winemakers Aurelio Montes Sr. and son Aurelio Montes Jr. self imposed challenge to create a unique wine. Not agreeing on the blend after hours of discussions, father and son decided to create their own wine. Surprisingly they did agree that blending together what each had separately crafted would create a superb wine, the result of perfect team work of winemakers and grape varieties each adding up to a wine greater than the sum of its parts. The vineyards are located in the Colchagua Valley. Their soils are derived from granite in differing stages of decomposition, with extensive areas with moderate depths of red clay, and little organic matter. This type of soils has stones at depth and alluvial sediments, which provides limited capacity for moisture retention.

90 Points
2020 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2019-2020 season started with a very dry winter, as has been the case for several years. This low water availability explains the significant drop in yield in the vineyards, of around 15-20%; and in turn, the impact on the final quality of the wines. Spring was free of serious frost in the Colchagua vineyards, enabling winemakers to have vines in excellent growing conditions. Summer was very hot which sped up the ripening processes of the grapes. The result of this was an earlier start to harvest for white as well as for red varieties. In some cases, it was even one month in advance. The low fruit load from the vineyards led winemakers to harvest bunches with small berries, which directly and beneficially affected the concentration of aromas, flavors, and colors (in the case of red wines), thus providing high-quality grapes for vinification. Winemakers were able to carry out a timely and orderly harvest in both the Apalta and Marchigüe vineyards. As always, winemakers decided moment of picking by berry tasting, which always gives them a good indication of the future quality of the wines.
Tasting Note
Reveals pronounced red plum, blueberry, cherry with pastry notes and sweet spice such as vailla, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with red meat, pasta, or pizza.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 25% Carmenère, 10% Tempranillo
PH: 3.5
ACIDITY: 3.65 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 50% of the wine was kept for 12 months in previously used French oak barrels.
Unique Selling Points
  • Combines 4 of the varieties that have given the greatest satisfaction each year
  • Cabernet Sauvignon gives it structure, complexity and aromas of ripe black fruit
  • The Tempranillo contributes freshness and juiciness
  • The Carmenère lends smooth, round tannins for a lightly sweetened sensation

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.
Carmenère has spicy red berry aromas and black plum flavors, with a pronounced leafy and green bell pepper edge, and notes of grilled meat and coffee.
Syrah has seductively dense, rich, chewy black berry aromas and flavors, with notes of tar, wood smoke, bacon, leather, chocolate, and sometimes violets. The tannins are firm yet elegant.
Tempranillo makes dark wines that are lush and seductive, with intense aromas and flavors of black cherry, raspberry and currant, with plum and tobacco notes. Lighter wines show complex red fruits.
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