2010 Montes Alpha Malbec Colchagua|
"...a perfect introduction to Chilean wine at astoundingly good prices ... the premium bottles offer wines that should repay cellaring."
--Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Montes Alpha line is Montes' premium offering. The Malbec is a debut offering in this line, and aged in French Oak for 12 months prior to bottling. A fantastic value at 92 points and only $15.89!
"The 2010 Montes Alpha Malbec is the debut offering in the Alpha range and the fruit is sourced from both the original vineyards in Colchagua and their coastal vineyards. The nose is clean and pure with scents of raspberry, cedar, tobacco and clay-like aromas. It is understated and attractive. The palate is medium-bodied with fine grainy tannins, crisp acidity and fine delineation. There is something Old World about this Malbec, but it has that elusive quality of personality and there is great vibrancy and tension on the finish. This forms a commendable debut. Drink now-2016.
Montes was founded in 1987 and became one of the first wineries to exploit the hillsides to make premium Chilean wine, most notably in the Apalta Valley. It was also the first winery to cultivate Syrah in Colchagua. The winery eschews pumps and is built around gravity transfer, while the entire design is based around the Chinese concept of feng shui. Below lies the semi-circular cellar that houses up to 800 new French oak barrels, enjoying the Gregorian chants while they mature the wine. Despite the impressive facilities and quasi-ecclesiastical karma, Aurelio firmly believes that great wine is made in the vineyard rather than the winery."
--Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 92 Points!
Regular Price: $21
LFW Sale Offer: $15.89!!