Montes Taita is an iconic wine from Montes Winery. It is a very special and limited produced wine that belongs to the top selection of Montes. Montes Taita is considered the winery's most premium and high-quality wine. It is a red wine produced from the very best grapes, sourced from select vineyards in the Apalta region of Chile's Colchagua Valley. The wine is named after "Taita", an indigenous word that means "father" and symbolizes the deep respect and homage to the land and nature.
The exact composition of Montes Taita can vary depending on the harvest, but it is often a blend of different grape varieties, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and other Bordeaux varieties. The wine undergoes a prolonged aging in new French oak barrels, which contributes to the complexity and structure of the wine.
Montes Taita is known for its deep, concentrated flavours, intense aromas and silky tannins. It is a wine with great aging potential and can develop even further over the years.
Due to limited production and high quality, Montes Taita is often difficult to obtain and can be an exclusive and precious wine. It is a wine appreciated by lovers of premium red wines and is considered a showpiece of Montes Winery.
A serious wine for a serious dinner. Serve with heavenly dishes such as lamb shoulder from the oven with rosemary and garlic, slow-cooked beef rib, tenderloin with red wine sauce or wild boar ragout with red cabbage. Feel free to drink a glass to round off the dinner with a piece of cheese.
The Taita vineyards are located at the El Arcángel de Marchigüe estate, at the western end of the Colchagua Valley, 25 km. from the Pacific Ocean. Like most Chilean soils, those in Marchigüe are of granitic origin at levels of decomposition that vary by location. Some have high clay content and moderate depth, while others are shallower with less clay and more silt and rocks.
In the vineyard parcels dedicated to Taita, one can clearly see glacial influence in the formation of the soil structure, where typically angular stones deposited by moving glaciers are found with stones rounded and smoothed by surface water.
The Taita vineyards are special because they are dry farmed, which means we do not irrigate the plants during their development and ripening stages; they develop ‘naturally’, with consequently fewer bunches of smaller, more concentrated grapes.
Montes Taita is a fantastic Chilean red wine from Viña Montes from Chile. This wine is made from 80% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and 15% grapes at the choice of the winemaker.
Viña Montes is a renowned winery located in Chile. It was founded in 1988 by four friends: Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand. Viña Montes pride themselves on producing some of Chile's finest wines and have received international recognition for the quality and consistency of their products.
The winery is located in the Colchagua Valley, one of the most renowned wine regions in Chile. The area is known for its favorable climate and diverse soil types, which provide ideal conditions for growing high-quality grapes. Montes Winery uses sustainable viticultural practices and is committed to preserving the environment in their wine production.
Viña Montes produces a wide variety of wines, ranging from red and white wines to sparkling and dessert wines. They are best known for their iconic Montes Alpha line, which includes some of their most acclaimed and high quality wines. One of Montes' most famous wines is the Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon, a rich and complex red wine with notes of blackcurrant, cherry, cocoa and spice. Other popular wines include the Montes Alpha Chardonnay, Montes Twins Red Blend and Montes Outer Limits Sauvignon Blanc.
Viña Montes combines traditional winemaking techniques with modern innovations to produce excellent quality wines. They strive to reflect the unique characteristics of the Chilean terroir in their wines, with a focus on elegance, balance and expression.
|Type of wine||Red|
|Grape variety||Other grapes red|
|Price per bottle||€225.00|
|Minimum number of bottles||1|