Wine Montes, "Reserva" Merlot, Valle de Colchagua DO, 2013
Pleasant wine, deep ruby red color.
Taste wine has a good balance between the juicy fruit tones, soft, rounded tannins, fresh acidity and spicy nuances of spicy spices. The finish is long and pleasant.
The aroma of the wine offers a variety of shades of fresh red fruits and berries, such as strawberries and cherries, as well as notes of caramel, toffee and yogurt.
The wine goes well with meat, grilled, roasted or stewed, birds (partridge, pheasant) and cheeses.
Weather in 2012 was almost perfect. Winter differed high rainfall, and in February and March were recorded unusually high temperatures. Harvesting was initiated before term (March 25 in the hottest areas) and ended in the second week of April. Dry season provided a good state of grapes and its optimum maturity. Each variety vinified separately. Maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks for maximum preservation of fruit bouquet. Maturation in American oak barrels lasts 6 months. Then the wine is blended and born refined, elegant and well structured wine.
Montes winery, founded by the legendary winemaker Aurelio Montes and his partners in 1988 - an icon of the Chilean wine industry. From the first day of the company Montes its philosophy remains unchanged - the production of premium wines. Douglas Murray - one of the partners and founders of the company - said: "When we started the company Montes, our main goal was to show the world that Chile can produce high-quality wines prestigious premium, not only inexpensive wine for supermarkets. Today, after 20 years, we have read with great pride in the "Wine Spectator" that "now make wines of Chile compete with the best wines of the world." We are really proud to have made the first steps in this direction and have made a great contribution to the development of wine-making in Chile. "
Montes logo reflects the basic idea of the company: the image of an angel symbolizes faith in the present and the future of Chilean wine, and the inscription "From Chile with pride" (in English the "From Chile with pride") speaks for itself. Wine company are exported to more than 80 countries. In early 2000, the son of the famous winemaker - Aurelio Jr. - founded the company "Kaiken" in Argentina, and 5 years ago started a very successful projects in California - "Napa Angel" and "Star Angel".
Montes winery and its founder, Aurelio Montes awarded numerous awards and prestigious titles. In 2007, the American magazine "Wine & Spirits" Montes called the company "Winery of the Year", and according to the magazine "Robb Report" she entered the hundred best manufacturers in the world. Aurelio Montes has repeatedly awarded the honorary title of "Winemaker of the Year", the Chilean president personally gave him an award for his help and advice wineries associations. Under his leadership, introduced innovative methods of work in the vineyards and new standards of quality in winemaking.