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
2018 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2018 season was exceptional, with fine conditions in both summer and spring, and average temperatures slightly lower than normal. This pushed back harvest more than expected, allowing for slower, more complex ripening processes, producing better acidity, color and concentration than in normal years. The work in the vineyard with controlling the kilos allowed us to achieve perfect phenolic ripeness, which translated into wines with vivid color and excellent flavors. The grapes arrived at the cellar in a healthy state, allowing for very good fermentation and a wine making process that was unhurried, each lot receiving personalized care in order for it to express its maximum potential.
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: 3.63
ACIDITY: 5.25 g/l
ABV: 14.5%
AGING: 50% of the wine aged for 12 months in first, second, and third-use 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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