Montes Alpha Carmenere
Per bottle £14.49
- Brand Montes
- Bottle Size 75cl
- ABV 14%
- Vintage 2018
- Country Chile
- Country Region Colchagua Valley
- Grape Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
- Closure Cork
Intro to Montes Alpha Carmenere –
Montes Alpha Carmenere from Colchagua Chile has aromas of ripe blackberries and blueberries and is well balanced on the palate, with well-rounded tannins leading to a long appealing finish.
Full tasting note and wine making –
Montes Alpha Carmenere has aromas of ripe blackberries and blueberries followed by notes of black plums and dried figs, milk chocolate, mocha and a light touch of black pepper. Nicely structured and balanced on the palate, with well-rounded tannins leading to a long and pleasing finish.
The Carménère grapes come from Montes’ own vineyards in Apalta and Marchigüe where cool ocean breezes and low night-time temperatures help to moderate this warm area, allowing for slow fruit development and retention of varietal aromas and acidity. All grapes were hand harvested and underwent fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 12 days and were then kept on their skins to impart structure and colour. After malolactic fermentation, 55% of the final blend was aged in French oak barrels (a third of which were new) for twelve months.
The producer –
Montes was established in 1988 by Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, with the aim to produce the best wines in Chile from the best regions. We have long admired Montes and what they have done for Chilean wine over the past 25 years. The Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon, first produced in 1987, broke the mould for premium wines in Chile. Since then, Alpha has gone from being a wine to being the core range in the Montes portfolio. The grapes and sites are carefully selected in order to ensure varietal integrity and complexity. Viticulture is hands on and individual rather than mechanical and industrial. The result is a range of wines that offer superb value within the premium wine market – whether from Chile or anywhere else.
Drink with –
Great with salads, canapes and slightly spicy fish dishes.
Flagship Wines uses a reliable carrier with a robust national delivery network providing a speedy convenient service to UK mainland addresses.
Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and not normally on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays though Saturday deliveries are possible on payment of an additional charge.
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Delivery in St Albans is FREE for orders over £85, for orders less than £85 the charge is £5.
Postal delivery of tasting tickets and vouchers is also FREE if this option is chosen.
Our standard national delivery charge is £10 and is FREE for all orders over £250. The standard delivery is next day for all orders placed by 12noon and the following day for all orders received later than that.
Arrangements in case you’re out at the time of delivery
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Non UK Mainland addresses
For charges applicable for delivery to remote addresses such as the Scottish Highlands and Islands please note that different charges apply and these are clearly shown at checkout. The charges are per case of 12 x 75cl bottles and the delivery time will be a little longer due to the location.
The Scottish postcodes affected are as follows:
AB 30, 33-38, 41-45, 51-56, DD 8-9, FK 19-21, IV 1-18, 30-37, 40, 41-49, 51 -56, 63, KA 15-17, 27-28, KW15-17, PA 20-49, 60-78, PH 15-26, 30-44, 49, 50, HS 1-9, ZE 1-3
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Out of Stock
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