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Montes Alpha Chardonnay Colchagua Valley

Per bottle £13.89

Quick Facts

  • Brand Montes
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • ABV 14%
  • Vintage 2014
  • Country Chile
  • Country Region Colchagua Valley
  • Grape Variety Chardonnay
  • Closure Cork
Per bottle - £13.89
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Intro to Montes Alpha Chardonnay Colchagua Valley –

Montes Alpha Chardonnay from the Casablanca Valley is a rich yet ripe fruity Chardonnay and has aromas of vanilla, melon and apricots with balanced acidity and a lingering finish.

Full tasting note and wine making –

Montes Alpha Chardonnay from the Casablanca Valley Chile has aromas of ripe tropical fruits, bananas, peaches, apricots and grapefruit, along with the asparagus notes that are characteristic of Chardonnay from Casablanca. Elegant notes of toast, vanilla, butter and toffee are introduced by the oak ageing. The palate is fresh with pleasing acidity, medium body and a wonderful length.
Grapes come from the Casablanca Valley, Chile’s first cool climate region. The vineyards are only 25-30km away from the Pacific Ocean and as a result, morning fog and cool breezes extend ripening allowing for the development and retention of delicate aromas and brisk acidity. All grapes were hand harvested and the juice was fermented in French oak barrels of which 1/3 new were new. 30% of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation to give richness to the wine and 40% of the blend was aged in French oak barrels for eight to 10 months, a third new and the rest second and third fill barrels.

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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If you wish to collect your order from Flagship Wines shop at 417 Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL4 0XP please click on this option at checkout. There is no charge for this service.

Delivery Charges

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

Please leave clear instructions in the special instructions section on the checkout page so the wine can be left in a safe place to suit you. As our delivery service requires a signature then if your wine is not signed for it is left at your risk and losses are not replaceable. If instructions are not left a card will be put through your door asking you to contact the carrier to arrange re-delivery or collection within 2 days.

Special Instructions

Please also provide directions in the special instructions box at the checkout to the delivery address if it is hard to find.

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

If you would like to arrange delivery to any addresses that are not covered here please contact us on 01727 865309 or by email to sales@flagshipwines.co.uk and we will ascertain the correct charges for you.

Out of Stock

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Please contact us by phone on 01727 865309 or by email within 48 hours if your wine doesn’t reach you in perfect condition.

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