MONTES PURPLES ANGEL - COLCHAGUA VALLEY - 2016
Montes is one of Chile's pre-eminent wineries, renowned for its sustainably-produced wines, distributed globally across more than 110 countries. Founder Mr Aurelio Montes was instrumental in releasing Chile's first premium wine in 1988 which instantly garnered worldwide recognition for its astounding quality. Today, the ultra-premium Montes Purple Angel, Montes Folly and Montes Alpha M are hailed as icons. Aurelio Montes was recognized by Wine Spectator as “Leader of the Chilean wine industry”. Montes wines boast high-ratings across its portfolio, from value to premium labels.
A deep carmine red colour with a purplish hue. The nose offers an interesting combination of potency and elegance with predominantly intense aromas of black fruits such as blackberries. Sweet spices including nutmeg intermingle with the potent aroma of dark chocolate in the background resulting in unique character and attitude. On the palate, it is very well structured and offers incredibly round tannins that lend volume, breadth, and a soft, sweet sensation. Very well-balanced acidity toward the mid-palate delivers an elegant, lingering finish.
92% Carmenere, 8% Petit Verdot.