Montes Classic Series Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our Apalta and El Arcángel del Marchigüe vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. A bright violet-red colour, it has aromas of strawberries, plums and figs, along with notes of sweet spices including nutmeg and black pepper.

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2019 vintage
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2019 vintage
Harvest Note
The season began with a trouble-free winter and standard temperatures, which brought around 12 inches of precipitation at Apalta. Irrigation started later in the season thanks to a rainy and fresh spring, which allowed us to keep water for the summer period. In the Colchagua Valley, the summer was dry, with no rain that might have compromised the health of the red grapes — and warm, but without damaging extremes. Thanks to controlled water stress between fruit set and veraison, the size of the berries was reduced, achieving a good pulp/skin ratio, extraordinary color, concentrated, rich tannins and very good aromas. For the vintage of reds, there were no rainy spells in March or April, which allowed us to wait for full phenolic maturity without the risk of disease affecting the quality of the wine. The health and quality of the grapes, that gave us clean musts with great potential, was evidence of a year without damaging climatic events. In the Colchagua Valley, maturity was reached without delay. The Carmenere ripened slowly, but the expected result was achieved thanks to the valley's own extended, dry season which is ideal for this variety. Having concluded the harvest and had preliminary tastings, we see a very high quality vintage for reds, albeit slightly reduced in volume. Without a doubt, 2019 will give us exceptional wines
Tasting Note
Ruby-red in colour, with violet at the rim. The nose is generous; red and black fruit aromas are perfectly balanced with smooth notes of spice. Aromas are strawberry, cassis, nutmeg and cinnamon, with vanilla, and mocha from the wine’s time in French oak, which also lends a sensation of sweetness on the midpalate. In the mouth it’s balanced, with smooth tannins and rich, fresh acidity that makes the wine juicy. The finish has medium fruit in line with the aromas perceived on the nose.
Food Pairing
Highly recommended with braised beef with french fries, steak and eggs, paella, cannelloni, and lasagna.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 85% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 15% Merlot
APPELLATION: Colchagua Valley
PH: 3.58
ACIDITY: 5.30 g/L
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 8 monts in french oak. 45% of contact
Unique Selling Points
  • Represents the outstanding value Chile can offer for everyday drinking.
  • Grapes are handpicked and transported to the winery with the utmost care.
  • 45% aged in French oak barrels for 8 months.
  • Well-balanced acidity, medium body, and incredibly smooth tannins.
  • Vineyards located in Apalta and Marchigüe, Colchagua Valley.

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.
Merlot
Merlot makes plump, succulent wines to drink young or opulently massive wines for aging. Has silky, blackberry and currant fruit, with spice, earth, tobacco and chocolate notes, and soft tannins.
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