Montes was established in 1988 by four partners with years of experience in the art of winemaking and in the wine trade.
Our philosophy was, from day one, to produce premium quality wines from Chile. A level of quality that we felt was absent at the time. Premium wines that quickly became the standard to follow, such as MONTES and MONTES ALPHA, and now with ultra-premiums like MONTES ALPHA "M" (after Murray) and MONTES FOLLY, also the pioneers in the ultra-premium category.
And follow they did! Not only did the large established wineries create premium wines to compete with MONTES ALPHA but many producers decided to try their luck exporting bottled wines. Wine exporters, as a result, went from about 10 to well over 100 wineries now.
With 5 Estates, three in CuricÃ³ and two in Colchagua ("La Finca de Apalta" in Apalta and our new "El Arcangel de MarchigÃ¼e" in MarchigÃ¼e), totalling nearly 600 Hectares of vineyards with varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, CarmenÃ¨re, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc -with Syrah and Pinot Noir producing for the first time, experimentally, in 1999 and in fuller scale in 2000- Montes wines are mainly exported (95% of total production) to over 60 countries in the five continents.
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Montes Alpha Carmenère 2011
Deep and lively ruby-red color. The wine shows elegant Carmenère character, with lovely black pepper aromas, and hints of red berry, chocolate, vanilla and plum. In the mouth it is distinctively smooth, with rounded soft tannins. Long finish. The oak is beautifully integrated and balanced. more
Montes Alpha M 2001
The wine is an intense multi-hued ruby red with an aroma redolent of berries. The red fruit with notes of black pepper and spices blends harmoniously when aged over one year in French oak barriques that contribute subtle vanilla tones. On the palate, it is perfectly balanced, full-bodied and superbly ... more
Montes Folly 2004
Elegant, intense, well structured. The Syrah grapes were hand picked (at night) from the steep slopes in perfect conditions of health and ripeness. The wine has a beautiful deep ruby red color. Dry fruits, marmalade, vanilla very well integrated and dark mature fruits. In the mouth, the wine show sweet ... more
Montes Alpha Syrah 2006
The up front nose is fruity, black cherries, hints of strawberries, and all well combined with a smoky spiciness, that adds elegance and complexity. The 7% of Cabernet Sauvignon is adding structure and hints of cassis and berries while the 3% of Viognier adds a nice and delicate floral touch. ... more
Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2010
Grapes sourced from Casablanca Valley. The wine remains in its original cask for one year using a monthly batonage to enhance buttery flavors and complexity that emphasizes the union of refined flavors of tropical fruit and aromas. more
All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
Vintages and ratings subject to change at any time.
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