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MONTES TWINS 2018
Country: Chile, Colchagua Valley.
Grape Varieties:Cabernet Sauvignon 35%, Syrah 30%, Carmenère 25%, Tempranillo 10%
Vineyards: The Colchagua Valley vineyards have soils derived from granite at differing stages of decomposition, extensive areas of medium-depth red clay, and low levels of organic material. This type of soil has moderate water retention, as it comprises stones and alluvial sediment. Cabernet Sauvignon grows on flat soils at slight inclines, with a north-west orientation. The vines are trained to vertical shoot position and are double Guyot pruned, with shoots no more than 100 cm (40 inches) long. The Syrah comes from our Apalta estate, with its heterogeneous soils, the pronounced influence of the nearby Tinguiririca River, and areas influenced by both alluvial material and eroded material falling from higher up the mountainside. The Syrah grows on steep slopes (45º) of moderate soil depth. The Carmenère also comes from Apalta and grows on flat sites in deep soils, with moderate water retention. At the beginning of January leaves closest to the bunches are stripped in order to expose grapes to the sun, allowing them to ripen evenly and achieve good parameters of acidity and phenolic potential. The Tempranillo comes from our Marchigüe estate, where it grows on flat sectors with an interesting mix of stones and clay in the first 60 cm of soil.

Harvest:
Cabernet Sauvignon harvest period: 21 March–30 April. Syrah harvest period: 12 March–23 April. Carmenère harvest period: 26 March–15 May. Tempranillo harvest period: 23–24 April.

Vinification: The grapes were harvested into 300-kg containers and then hand-selected at the winery. Once crushed the grapes underwent cold maceration for 3–4 days 10ºC; selected yeasts were then added to begin fermentation, which lasted 10–15 days. The wine was racked from its skins and remained in stainless steel tanks until malolactic fermentation was complete. Then 50% of the wine was aged in 225-litre French oak barrels of first-, second-, and third-use, for 12 months. Finally, the blend was made and the wine bottled.

Tasting Notes: 
The wine is an intense red, with a violet rim. Aromas are of red and black fruit: plum syrup, blackberry, cherry, and raspberry. Barrel ageing lends certain sweet pastry notes, with a dulce de leche, toast, and vanilla backdrop. On the palate, the wine is balanced, rounded, medium-bodied, with a long finish.

Food Pairing: Red Meat, Lamb, Cheese, Charcuterie, White Meat

Case Bottles: 12
Product Id: 0086

BOTTLE

€11,70

CASE PRICE

€140,40
Available Stock: 222 items
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The Grape
Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Cabernet Sauvignon lends itself particularly well in blends with Merlot. This is actually the archetypal Bordeaux blend, though in different proportions in the sub-regions and sometimes topped up with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

In the Médoc and Graves the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend can range from 95% to as low as 40%. It is particularly suited to the dry, warm, free- draining, gravel-rich soils and is responsible for the redolent cassis characteristics as well as the depth of colour, tannic structure and pronounced acidity of Médoc wines. However 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wines can be slightly hollow-tasting in the middle palate and Merlot with its generous, fleshy fruit flavours acts as a perfect foil by filling in this cavity.

In St-Emilion and Pomerol, the blends are Merlot dominated as Cabernet Sauvignon can struggle to ripen there - when it is included, it adds structure and body to the wine. Sassicaia is the most famous Bordeaux blend in Italy and has spawned many imitations, whereby the blend is now firmly established in the New World and particularly in California and Australia.