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Montes Wines

Parcela 15 - Millahue de Apalta Santa Cruz CHILE

Phone: +56 222 484 805
Website: www.monteswines.com

MONTES ALPHA M 2012

This new vintage of our great Montes Alpha M is deep red in color. Elegance and potency are clearly perceived on the nose with a clear predominance of ripe red fruits such as cherries, plums, and raspberries along with black currant and licorice in perfect balance with the contribution of vanilla, caramel, and light toasted notes from its 18 months in new French oak barrels.

A beautifully concentrated wine, mouth filling with an intense character, soft tannins and very, very long lasting. The structure of this wine will keep it for over 20 years. Montes Alpha M is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (80%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Merlot (5%), and Petit Verdot (5%), which links all the other grapes. The Cabernet Franc enhances the elegance of the first variety, and is in total harmony with the softness of the second and austerity of the third. A rewarding high-end Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon.

SUGGESTIONS
Cellaring Recommendations: This wine can be enjoyed immediately or cellared for more than 20 years.
Recommended Serving Temperature: 18ºC (64ºF).
Decanting: Highly recommended for at least one hour.
Food Pairing: Highly recommended with roast turkey, fillet, sherried kidneys, duck confit.

General properties

Denomination of Origin: Colchagua Valley, the steepest slopes of the Apalta Vineyards.

Filtering: Just a slight filtering prior to bottling

Vineyard Yield: 3.5–4 ton/ha (1.9 ton/acre).

Grape Varieties: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot.

Oak Aging: 18 months in French oak barrels.

Detailed specifications

Alcohol: 14.7°

Total Acidity (H2SO4): 3.86 g/lt.

Residual Sugar: 3.08 g/lt.

pH: 3.48

Volatile Acidity (C2H4O2): 0.64 g/lt.

Free SO2: 0.037 g/lt.

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