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. Their wines are consistently good because they are meticulous throughout the entire production process. Montes own 800 hectares of vineyards in Aplata and Marchigue located in Colchaugua Valley as well a single vineyard Zapallar, located in coastal Aconcagua Valley. Their own vineyards cover 75% of their requirements. The other 25% of fruit is produced on vineyards they have planted, cultivated and picked. In other words, they control everything except the ownership of the land. In addition to this control over the vineyard, they also sell in bulk what is not good enough to go into the bottles that carry their label. The results are there for you to taste.
The Limited Selection wines are classic examples of matching the variety or blend to an area. The grape growers and winemakers are given carte blanche to take outstanding fruit and come up with some wholly individual wines that are perfect expressions of site.
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes come from selected vineyards in the Leyda Valley, a subregion of San Antonio Valley. Vineyards in Leyda are located a mere 7km from the coast and the resultant wines are highly aromatic with racy acidity, minerality and touch of savouriness. All of these characteristics are superb for Sauvignon Blanc. All of the grapes were hand harvested.
Grapes were cold soaked at 10°c for 6-12 hours to extract aromas and then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for two weeks. The wine was kept in contact with its lees to add roundness on the palate.
Intense and lively Sauvignon Blanc with passion fruit, grapefruit and lime aromas, racy acidity and a sleek finish.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
|Winemaker||Aurelio Montes Basedon|
Liberty Wines customers can order this wine directly from us.