Montes Alpha Merlot
Deep, intense red color. On the nose it presents red berries aromas, especially of cherry and strawberries, accompanied by interesting floral notes which are perfectly blended with the coffee and tobacco flavors associated from its twelve months of oak aging. On the palate it’s a full-bodied wine of great finesse with a long, smooth and pleasant finish.
$40.00 / Bottle $480.00 / Case
The first activities of Montes vineyard began in 1987. Two partners with great illusions, Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray, both holding long-standing experience in the wine industry, were certain Chile could improve on the quality it was producing at the time. In 1988, another two original partners joined in, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, each providing their qualified, complimentary views, and thus, Viña Montes was formally born.
In December 2004, Montes inaugurated their new winery at Apalta, in the Colchagua Valley. A cellar that becomes a qualitative production leap for one of the most applauded Montes red wines: Montes Alpha and the Ultra Premium Montes Alpha M and Montes Folly in addition to the recently launched Purple Angel. This cellar holds state-of-the art technology, equipment and design, and the capacity of producing the finest Chilean wines.
The grapes making Montes Alpha Merlot come from the now famous “La Finca de Apalta” Estate, in the Apalta Valley, reputed to be the best for red wines in Chile. This wine is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Carmenere. It was aged for 12 months in French oak.