Montes Alpha, the pioneer wine that showed the way to all other Chilean premium wines. It remains #1 in the Chilean premium wine niche, having proven early on our credibility as a world-class premium wine producer. All our Alpha wines have received ‘Top Scoring’ and ‘Best Value’ from the influential Wine Spectator magazine: quite an achievement for Chilean wines at this price level.
Appellation of Origin: Colchagua Valley, Chile.
Clone selection: clones 46C, 169, and others.
Filtering: cartridge-filtered prior to bottling.
Vineyard yields: 7 tons/ha (2.8 ton/acre).
Grape varieties: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Barrel ageing: 55% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels (1st, 2nd, and 3rd use) for 12 months.
Cellaring recommendations: enjoy now or cellar for up to 10 years.
Recommended serving temperature: 17–19ºC (62º–66ºF)
Decanting: recommended for at least 30 minutes.
Food pairing: Highly recommended with red meats, Mongolian beef, spaghetti with Bolognese sauce, and lambchops with Cabernet and mushroom sauce.