Montes Classic Cabernet Sauvignon
The vineyards are located at our Finca de Apalta and El Arcángel de Marchigüe estates in the Colchagua Valley. The two estates both have soils derived from granite at different stages of decomposition, but the vineyards vary in aspect, rooting depth, level of organic matter and geology,
which makes two very different and interesting terroirs.
Apalta‘s soil is characterized by its colluvial and alluvial origins, with varying depths and textures in the higher areas of the estate, and more homogeneity in the lower sectors, because of the influence of the nearby Tinguiririca River. The Mediterranean climate gives us summers
with cold nights and hot days, which helps slow grape ripening.
Marchigüe has moderate slopes and shallower soils, primarily of colluvial origin, with angular stones at shallow depths. The climate is more severe than at Apalta, with stronger winds and solar radiation and lower levels of rainfall because of the proximity of the Coastal Mountains.
TECHNICAL SHEET – Montes Classic Cabernet Sauvignon
Denomination of Origin: Colchagua Valley
Clone Selection: Clones 169 and 46C.
Filtering: Membrane Filtered prior to bottling.
Vineyard Yields: 9 ton/ha (3.6 ton/acre).
Grape Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 85% – Merlot 15%.
Aging: 45% of the wine was aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.
Total Acidity (H2SO4) 3.43 g/L
Volatile Acidity (C2H4O2) 0.54 g/L
Residual Sugar 3.33 g/L
Free SO2 25 g/L
Cellaring Recommendations: Enjoy now or cellar up to 6 years.
Recommended Serving Temperature: 17º-19ºC / 63º-66ºF
Decanting: Recommended for 30 minutes.
Food Pairing: Highly recommended with braised beef with french fries, steak and eggs, paella, cannelloni, and lasagna.