Montes Alpha Wines
It was in 1987 that our two original founders, Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray, both highly experienced wine professionals, wanted to realize their dream of producing Chilean wines a quantum-leap higher in quality than the standards of the time. It was a dream come true for
these great visionaries who succeeded in taking Montes wines from nowhere to more than 100 countries worldwide; by making ‘first growth’ wines respected and admired by the world’s critics and trade, and by drawing attention what Chile was capable of producing. From Montes Alpha's 'La Finca' Estate, in the Apalta Valley. They included it in their ALPHA range because they believe its present merits and future potential so recommended. The scarcest of their ALPHA line, it shows how promising the Apalta Valley slopes are.
Montes Alpha Syrah
From Montes La Finca estate, in the Apalta Valley, the 1999 vintage was
their first Syrah. This is the scarcest of their Alpha wines. Yields are very low at only 6 tonnes per hectare. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for one year and has only one soft filtering.
A very long, elegant and satisfying aftertaste. A superb Syrah.
"This is ripe and concentrated yet polished and refined, with layers of dark cherry, blackberry and briar caressed by suave toast, vanilla and mineral notes. Long and fleshy through the finish, which shows solid grip. Contains 7 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 3 percent Viognier." -Rated 92, Wine Spectator
"Montes Alpha always ranks as one of Chile’s most honest Syrahs. It starts out big, bruising and foward before transitioning to something more spicy, leathery and complex. It is always a bold wine, but with finishing accents of espresso and crude oil, it takes on a special, proprietary darkness that is eminently likable. — M.S." -Rated 90, Wine Enthusiast
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Originally planted in the Drôme and then the Vaucluse departments of France, Syrah vineyards have given excellent results, even in hot climates. Syrah, which likes lean soils and hot climates, soon took to the high seas and was spread to the rest of Europe and to the New World. Outside its native France, this variety is widely planted in Australia (where it is currently the number one variety), California, South Africa, Argentina, Chile as well as in Italy.
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