Montes "Purple Angel"

Montes "Purple Angel" - 2016

Item # 14117 750mL
$89.99/ Single Bottle
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$539.94 $485.95/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

A deeply-colored, full-bodied expression of the Carmenère grape. The wine is aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels, giving it a toasty, dark chocolate flavor.


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Chile

Chilean winemakers are known for opening their arms to forgotten European grape varieties, nursing them back to health, and then releasing them back to the rest of the world - and we can’t thank them enough for it. Chile’s friendly, delicious Carmenères are the best example, but Chile is generally one of the most consistent sources of delicious, ready-to-drink, approachable wines. Cabernet...

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Carmenère

Hundreds of years ago, the red Carmenère grape was widely used in the blended wines of the best châteaux in Bordeaux. No more, however: it was difficult to grow and often gave low yields, so the French mostly abandoned it. It has recently found a home in Chile, where it has successfully been made into full-bodied, deep red varietals.


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