Montes Alpha, Chardonnay

£14.95
  • Montes Alpha, Chardonnay
  • Montes Alpha, Chardonnay

Montes Alpha, Chardonnay

£14.95

AVAILABILITY: 10 in stock

Montes Alpha Chardonnay is bright golden-yellow in colour. The elegant nose offers aromas of tropical fruit such as pineapple, banana and ripe mango, while notes of apricots and pears round out the fruity profile. The French oak also complements the aromatic profile with elegant and well-integrated notes of hazelnut and vanilla. Natural acidity and a generous body mean that this wine invites another glass.

Grape Chardonnay
Style Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Vanilla, Oak Aging, Tropical Fruits, Fresh
Country Chile
Region Aconcagua Costa
Volume 75cl
ABV 14%
Dietary None


About the Producer

Montes Wines was established in 1988 after the addition of two further partners, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand to the original visionary partners, Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray.  Murray and Montes both had extensive experience in the world of wine and wished to make their dream come true of being the people responsible for raising the bar for the quality of wine production in Chile.  The four men all made exemplary contributions to creating and establishing 'Discover Wine Ltda' now known as Viña Montes.

Aurelio Montes has since said of their venture "The Viña Montes adventure was almost a retirement project for us. We wanted to make a small, boutique-type vineyard to entertain ourselves the day we were definitely retired and that would also allow us to show off good wines in international markets."

Vineyard and Winemaking

The vineyards for this wine are in the Casablanca region, where cool breezes and proximity to the Pacific Ocean produce ideal conditions for the Chardonnay to ripen slowly and fully. The sites are irrigated via a sustainable system, pioneered by Aurelio and his team, which allows for extremely precise and minimal irrigation. The varied sandy and loam soils lend this wine tremendous complexity. The main clones used are Dijon 76 and Clone 95, the former contributing tropical fruit and citrus, and the latter lending depth and producing exceptionally concentrated grapes. The vineyards are vertically trained and drip irrigated, with yields usually less than 9,000 kg per hectare.

This wine is bright golden-yellow in colour. The elegant nose offers aromas of tropical fruit such as pineapple, banana and ripe mango, while notes of apricots and pears round out the fruity profile. The French oak also complements the aromatic profile with elegant and well-integrated notes of hazelnut and vanilla. Natural acidity and a generous body mean that this wine invites another glass.

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