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MONTES ALPHA M 2019/2020
Country: Chile, Colchagua Valley.
Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Cabernet Franc 10%, Merlot 5%, Petit Verdot 5%.
AWARDS
DECANTER - 2021 96/100
James Suckling - 2021 96/100
TIM ATKIN - 2021 95/100
VINOUS - 2021 93/100
WINE ENTHUSIAST - 2021 93/100
WINE SPECTATOR - 2021 95/100

The production of Montes Alpha M is extremely limited and vintages are only released if head winemaker, Aurelio Montes considers the quality of the wine to be of a good enough standard. Production starts by selecting individual grapes at harvest time. This wine, from Colchagua Valley, is one of the best and most awarded Chilean wines.

Ageing:
For 18 months in new French barrels.

Tasting Notes: The complex nose shows broad notes of ripe red and black fruit, cherry syrup, figs, and blackberry. Its time in French oak barrels is reflected in the toasted notes, sweet spices, tobacco, and hint of wet earth; there`s also some dairy-like toffee and dulce de leche. On the palate, the wine is balanced, with extremely silky tannins; broad in body, with well-harmonized acidity and flavours that reflect the aromas on the nose, all leading to a long, fruit-forward, and vibrant finish.

Food Pairing: 
Highly recommended with roast turkey, beef fillet, sherried kidneys and duck confit.

Case Bottles: 6
Product Id: 0019

BOTTLE

€75,00

CASE PRICE

€450,00
Available Stock: 157 items
For orders €100,00 and above we deliver free to your place
For orders below €100,00 delivery charge €10,00 within city limits
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.