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Montes Classic Merlot 2020

RM75.20

Grape Variety:

85% Merlot, 15% Carmenere

Tasting Notes:

Carmine-red in colour with violet tones. The clean nose shows great expression of fresh red and black fruit, such as plum, sour cherry, and crème de cassis. There are also pastry notes and sweet spice, such as cinnamon and nutmeg. The 10 months of contact with French oak adds subtle smoky notes, with hints of vanilla, chocolate, and café au lait. The palate is balanced, with smooth tannins and medium body, and an explosion of flavours that are in line with the aromas. The finish is long and smooth.

QUANTITY DISCOUNT

Quantity 1 - 5 6+
Unit Price RM75.20 RM71.44

*Discount % rule is applied on total combined quantity of all Montes Classic Series, Kaiken Estate series, Kaiken Terroir series and Kaiken Ultra Malbec wines in total cart. This means you can pick any quantity from abovementioned series  to enjoy the bulk quantity discount. If you mix, you can see the discount applied in the cart.

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Description

VINEYARDS
The vineyards are located in our Apalta and El Arcángel del Marchigüe Vineyards in the Colchagua Valley. Its soils are derived from granite in different degrees of decomposition with varying slopes, effective rooting depths, organic matter, and types of geological formations, which makes these two terroirs very interesting.
Apalta is characterized by its colluvial and alluvial influences with varying depths and textures in the highest zones and more homogenous zones in the lower sectors due to the influence of the Tinguiririca River. Its Mediterranean climate gives us summers with cold nights and hot days, which helps slow ripening in our vineyards.
Marchigüe presents shallower soils with moderate slopes, primarily of colluvial origin and a presence of angular stones at shallow depths. The climate is more severe than in Apalta and presents more wind and solar radiation as well as lower precipitation due to its location close to the Coastal Mountains.

TECHNICAL DATA
Denomination of Origin: Colchagua Valley
Clone Selection: Clones 181, 184, 343 and others
Filtering: Cartridge filtered prior to bottling.
Vineyard Yields: 10 tons per hectare (4.0 tons per acre).
Grape Varieties: 85% Merlot, 15% Carmenère
Aging: 45% of the wine was aged for 8 months in French oak barrels.
Alcohol: 14.5 %
pH: 3.54
Total Acidity (H2SO4): 3.53 g/lt
Volatile Acidity (C2H4O2): 0.61 g/lt
Residual Sugar: 4.3 g/lt
Free SO2: 26 g/lt

Food Pairing:
Highly recommended with slow-cooked beef with french fries, Filet of beef a lo pobre (with onions, french fries, and a fried egg), Valencian paella, cannelloni, and lasagna.

SUGGESTIONS
Cellaring Recommendations: Can be enjoyed now for cellared for 6 or more years.
Serving Temperature: 17º–19ºC (62º–66ºF)
Decanting: Recommended for 30 minutes.

Source: https://www.monteswines.com/en/wines/classic-series/merlot

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