2014年 MONTES ALPHA PINOT NOIR
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Pinot Noir of the rare Montes Alpha Series.
Montes was established by 4 specialists who led the wine world scene in Chile in 1988. Chilean premier wine “Montes” has been made gathering 4 each skills and experiences. They are, Aurelio Montes (CEO and manager of his brewery) who underwent training by walking across the world, Douglas Murray who is the specialist of wine business, Alfredo Vidaurre who is in charge of finance, and Pedro Grand who owns his winery.
The Wine Advocate magazine honors Aurelio Montes as “a great reputation as the top level of winemaker in Chile, and the wines from Montes have been giving great values to people even for low priced wines. That is why they are positioned at the highest level where Chilean wines are able to reach.”
Montes makes the bottling process separate into some series like Classic Series, and Limited Series. The Alpha Series took a proactive role as the first premier wine in Chile and Montes. Many wineries have produced great quality wines to follow Montes, but the Alpha Series always kept its position ahead of them in terms of its charm and particular characteristics. Furthermore, all the items of the Alpha Series nominated to Top Scoring Best Value in Wine Spectator magazine including many other awards.
This Alpha Pinot Noir is an extremely rare wine. Only 2500 cases are produced in a year, and only a few dozen of them are shipped to Japan.
The grapes used for this wine is cultivated in Leyda Valley, the region which is an ideal place for grape varieties like Pinot Noir, which prefers cool climate.
Using French oak barrels for 60% (New barrels for 20%), 12 months aging in tanks for the rest of 40%, its taste is more elegant than Limited Series and reminds of Gevrey-Chambertin in Burgundy.
It represents a nose of strawberry and flowers.
Greatly balanced, the taste is graceful. The best temperature for drinking is 15 to 17 Celsius degree. It is of course desirable to pour directly from the bottle, but we recommend trying to decant to another container before 30 minutes of drinking. It makes floral aromas stronger together with milder tastes.
We introduce you this extremely rare Cuvee for all Montes Lovers and Pinot Noir Lovers.
Best time for drinking: 2012 - 2020
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir 100%
Awards: 90 points in Wine Advocate magazine (Parker Points) in 2008
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