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Montes Folly Syrah Apalta Colchagua Valley 2014 (1x75cl)
The 2012 vintage was Awarded 93 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their October 2016 edition review of Argentina (see blue link below).
Montes Folly Syrah Apalta Colchagua Valley 2012 - October 2016 Decanter review
Montes was established in 1988 by Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, with the aim to produce the best wines in Chile from the best regions. We have long admired Montes and what they have done for Chilean wine over the past three decades. Their wines are consistently good because they are meticulous throughout the entire production process.
The Syrah grapes for this wine are sourced from a single parcel on the highest, steepest slopes of the'Finca Apalta' in Apalta, arguably one of the finest sites for red wine grape growing in Chile.
The grapes underwent a meticulous, dual sorting process in the winery, once by machine using camera 'eyes' to reject less than perfect grapes and once by hand. Only perfect berries made the final cut for this wine. Fruit underwent cold soaking for 10 days to extract aroma and colour, before fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for eight days. Following this, the wine spent 15-20 days on skins to enhance structure and colour. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 18 months.
Deep purple ruby red in colour. Elegant and complex, with intense ripe red and blue berries on the nose, giving way to a seductive pastry note. Coffee, chocolate, and well-integrated toast complement the fruit aromas. The creamy palate has hints of nutmeg. Balanced, with round tannins, tremendous structure, and a very long finish.
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