OENOFOROS Product Details 0205 Oenoforos Montes Reserva Malbec 2020
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Country: Chile, Colchagua Valley.
Grape Varieties: 100% Malbec.
James Suckling 91/100

Montes classic wines are true ambassadors, representing the outstanding value Chile can offer for everyday drinking. Grapes are hand-picked and transported to the winery with the utmost care, to keep bunch damage to an absolute minimum.

Ageing: 45% of the wine remained in French oak for 10 months.

Tasting Notes:
The wine is deep ruby-red, tinged with purple at the rim. The nose delivers intense ripe fruit, such as cranberry, blackberry, and black plum, mingled with well-defined notes of nutmeg, toast and dulce de leche, derived from the French oak. The palate is balanced and broad, with smooth tannins and a medium body. The finish is long and in line with the nose.

Food Pairing: Highly recommended with Spaghetti Bolognese, cheeses, steak and french fries, rice-based dishes and strong-flavoured sauces

Case Bottles: 12
Product Id: 0205




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The Grape
Known as Auxerrois in Cahors, Cot in the Loire and Malbeck in Argentina, this grape has undergone a mini renaissance in the last decade, largely fuelled by its success in South America. It used to be a staple component of the Bordeaux Blend, but it never recovered fully from the 1956 frosts and its plantings there have fallen by 75% as growers have replaced it with more fashionable, and crucially, more durable grapes.

It is still grown successfully in South West France where it’s most famous wine is Cahors. This wine used to be black as coal and tough as leather but improvements in viticulture and vinification techniques have led to riper, softer, more approachable wines that are now amongst the best of the region.

In Argentina it is widely grown and produces deep coloured wines with generous black fruit characteristics, balanced acidity and smooth tannins. It is either bottled on its own or as part of a Bordeaux blend. In Chile it is the 3rd most widely planted grape after Pais and Cabernet Sauvignon and tends to produce firmer, more tannic wines than its Argentinian neighbors. In Chile it is often blended with Merlot and Petit Verdot.