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Montes Brut

Aconcagua Valley

Montes Alpha

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.

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Vineyards

The Zapallar vineyard where grapes for Montes Brut are grown is located on the coast, 180 kilometres northwest of Santiago, with a pronounced maritime influence. Cold breezes from the Pacific Ocean create ideal temperatures for cultivating grapes of character and elegance. The relative proximity of the Andes Mountains influences night-time temperatures, which are even lower than in other coastal zones. The relative humidity is high throughout the season, and annual rainfall is 340-380 mm. The average high temperature is 25ºC and the average low is 12ºC. Regular morning fogs disappear with the midday sun, with afternoon winds helping control growth and develop concentration in the grapes.

Vintage information

Picking for Pinot Noir began on the 17th of February and Chardonnay on the 28th of February.

Vinification

The base wine for the Brut was made with whole cluster pressing, clarification and cold fermentation at 10-12ºC. No oak or malolactic fermentation took place. Montes Brut was created using the traditional method.

Tasting Notes

Bright straw-yellow in colour with a slightly golden tone. On the nose, white flowers, fresh fruits, breadcrumbs and light toast, with notes dried fruit, hazelnut and walnut. The palate is well balanced with good acidity and fine, crisp foam. Creamy and silky on the mid-palate with a fresh, fruity and persistent finish.

Vintage information

Vintage NV
Grape varieties 70% Pinot Noir
30% Chardonnay
Region Aconcagua Valley
Alcohol (ABV) 12%