The vineyards are located in the Leyda Valley, approximately 9 miles from the Pacific coast on moderately sloping hillsides with granitic soils and a predominance of clay. The vines are planted to a density of 13,727 plants per acre and trained to vertical shoot position. Pruning is aimed at achieving low yields to allow the grapes to ripen a little earlier. The canopies of the vines are kept intact until harvest to preserve a very good level of bunch coverage, which enable the fruit to reach harvest with a very good level of aromas in the skins.

92 Points
2020 vintage
91 Points
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2020 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2020 season began with a very dry 2019 winter. Very low levels of precipitation across south-central Chile affected all the phenolic stages of Montes' vines, including the yields of the vineyards, which produced small bunches of very small grapes. Ripening was also affected, brought forward by 10 days when compared to the year before, thanks to the dry summer and slightly elevated temperatures. This forced us to observe closely for the optimal moment to harvest, in order to conserve the aromatic potential of this terroir.
Tasting Note
Straw-yellow with green tones, this new vintage of Limited Selection Sauvignon Blanc shows great aromatic potential. With the typicity of Leyda, there are notes of passion fruit, lime, yellow grapefruit, pineapple, tomato leaf, and a very elegant floral character. The wine is vibrant on the palate with an impeccable level of natural acidity that gives the wine a long finish with a fresh, vivacious sensation.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Leyda Valley
PH: 3.24
ACIDITY: 3.87 g/L
ABV: 13.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.88 g/L
Unique Selling Points
  • Premium wine recognised for being seductive, voluptuous, smooth and satisfying.
  • Medium bodied and smooth, vibrant, refreshing acidity with a mineral sensation.
  • Vineyards located in the Leyda Valley, 9 miles from the Pacific Coast.

About the Grape

Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc has vivid, assertive aromas and flavors of gooseberries, citrus, herbs framed by tangy acidity. Oak contact adds tropical fruit, vanilla, lanolin and toast notes.
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