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.
The story of Montes seems like a dream and, truthfully, that\'s how it began, becoming progressively reality. It was in 1987 when our two deluded partners, Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray, with extensive experience in the world of wine, wanted to realize their dreams of producing wines of a quality far superior to the one that was being produced in Chile at that time. They added in 1988 the other two original partners, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, each making their special and complementary contribution, thus giving birth to Viña Montes, called in the beginning DiscoverWine Ltda. A dream come true, of four great visionaries, who have achieved over time, Montes and Montes Alpha wines will reach more than a hundred countries, be recognized for their extraordinary and permanent quality and, at the same time, attract the attention of the entire world about the wines that Chile can produce. Fame soon came when, with all our effort and passion, we created the first Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine really different from the then in vogue. Concentrated, complex and serious, he had immediate success and showed us that we had chosen the right path, the one we wanted from the beginning, thinking about the attributes that international markets wanted. The 1987 version of this Cabernet Sauvignon was the first really premium wine exported by Chile and opened for our vineyard - and for Chile - the path that others followed promptly. Later, they followed our beloved Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah versions. From the beginning, we thought that Montes Alpha should be synonymous with the great Premium brand of Chile, the largest export in its category, aimed at the demanding tastes of the specialized wine shops, restaurants and hotels: that special and reserved niche that leaves footprint and recognition in the world. Continuing with the obsession of creating better wines, Montes was a pioneer in betting on the Apalta Valley and planting vineyards on mountain slopes, in his persistent search for quality, being also the first to plant Syrah in Colchagua. The result came faster than expected: the first ultra-premium (or super-Chilean or icon) Chilean, Montes Alpha 'M' 1996 (a classic Bordeaux), followed by another that has become a cult wine, Montes Folly 2000 (Syrah 100%, very low production) and, finally, the first Carmenère premium Chilean launched in May 2005, Purple Angel (Carmenère 92%). All quickly turned into successes by the specialized press and by our loyal consumers.
Taita is highly perfumed, with ample aromas of ripe red and black berries, jam, and sweet spices. The aromas the oak barrels are very well integrated and lend notes of toffee and nutmeg with a well-balanced touch of toast. Notes of yogurt reinforce the sweet spices. The palate is very well structured, with firm, nicely incorporated tannin's that lend long-lingering breadth and support on palate.
In the same Colchagua Valley, between the Coastal Mountain Range and the sea, are our Marchigüe vineyards, immersed in a rolling landscape that ends at the Pacific Ocean (25 kilometers away), where our red grapes ripen slowly under the influence of cooler temperatures. The topography is much flatter here than Apalta, with hills that have lower slopes. The soils are shallow, in some cases now more than 60 cm, with a medium level of clay and capable of high levels of water retention.
Wine - Food pairing
A serious wine for a serious dinner. Pour it with heavenly dishes like lamb shoulder from the oven with rosemary and garlic, slow-cooked beef-ribs, tenderloin with red wine sauce or wild boar ragôut with red cabbage. Feel free to also drink a glass to end the dinner with a piece of cheese.
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|Grape variety||Blend red|
|Number of bottles||1|
|Price per piece||€192.50|