Twins is the result of Aurelio Montes Sr.'s and Aurelio Montes Jr.'s self-imposed challenge to create a unique wine. After hours of discussions without agreeing on the blend, father and son decided to blend their two creations, and the result was perfect. Each of the four grape varieties added up to more than the sum of its parts. From both the Montes Apalta And Marchigue estates, each variety is planted on a unique soil type and brings distinct attributes to the wine.

90 Points
2022 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
Twins is an aromatic wine with notes of fig and blackcurrant, typical of the Cabernet Sauvignon from this area. The Syrah makes its presence felt with delicate aromas of sweet spices and leather. Fresh and juicy on the palate from the Tempranillo in the blend, the Carmenère lends smooth, round tannins for a soft sensation that lingers on the finish.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with red meat, pasta, or pizza.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 25% Carmenère, 10% Tempranillo
APPELLATION: Colchagua Valley
PH: 3.75
ACIDITY: 3.33 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 40% of the wine was aged for 10 months in first-use French oak barrels
Unique Selling Points
  • Collaboration between Aurelio Sr. and Aurelio Jr.
  • Four varieties that are greater than the sum of their parts
  • Perfect blend for parties and casual occasions

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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