Montes Alpha M Apalta Vineyard 2018  £56.50


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MONTES ALPHA M APALTA VINEYARD

Montes was established in 1988 by Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, with the aim of producing 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 three decades. Their wines are consistently good because they are meticulous throughout the entire production process.

Grapes are sourced from the best parcels on the 'Finca Apalta' estate in Apalta, arguably one of the finest sites for red wine grape growing in Chile. Vines are planted on 45° slopes providing good exposure to aid ripening. Even being 60 kilometres from the ocean, its influence is felt with cool breezes moderating this warm area. Low night-time temperatures further prolong ripening, allowing for the slow development and retention of varietal aromas and acidity. All grapes are hand-harvested and yields are very small at 3.5 to 4 tonnes per hectare.

The grapes underwent a meticulous dual-sorting process in the winery, once by machine using camera 'eyes' to reject less than perfect grapes and once by hand. Only perfect berries made the final cut for this wine. Fruit underwent cold-soaking for 10 days to extract aroma and colour, before fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks for eight days. Following this, the wine spent 15-20 days on skins to enhance structure and colour. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 18 months.

This wine is deep ruby-red in colour. The nose is perfumed and complex with aromas of ripe red fruits over subtle notes of crème de cassis, sweet spices and candied fruits. The palate is smooth but structured, with silky tannins and notes of tobacco, caramel and vanilla from the time spent in oak.

 

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