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.

89 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2016 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2015–2016 season began with a winter that was drier than the previous year (-15% in Marchigüe and -7% in Apalta). However, the unusual rainfall during the second half of October enabled us to accumulate an optimal level of water in the soil to ensure sufficient availability for our vineyards. The spring was frost free, which allowed for optimal budbreak, foliage development, and flowering. There was no significant rainfall during the summer, which began cool, especially in January.
Tasting Note
Montes Twins is loaded with aromas of red and black fruit, sweet spices and bitter chocolate. The wine is creamy, youthful and easy to drink.
Food Pairing
Enjoy with red meats, pasta and pizza or by itself.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 25% Carmenère, 10% Tempranillo
APPELLATION: Colchagua Valley
PH: 3.54
ACIDITY: 3.58 g/L
ABV: 14
AGING: 50% of the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels (1st, 2nd, and 3rd use)
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 5.06 g/L
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
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
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
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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