Montes Alpha

About Montes Alpha

Conceived as an ambitious winemaking project in 1987 by the visionary Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray, both of whom had decades of experience in the vinous world, Montes was born of a singular belief that Chile’s terroir have been producing far better wines than it currently was. This stretched far beyond the ambition to craft passable wines to grace tables around the globe, but rather to give life to one of the world’s truly great fine wines.

 

Joined in their noble quest one year later by Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, the success of Montes has, in many ways, meant the success of Chile (as a serious winemaking country). One of the real vanguards of the wave of exceptional Chilean fine wines we are currently blessed with, Montes deserves to be considered one of the South American country’s First Growth equivalents.

 

Viniculture

Purple Angel, is a special cuvée even by the standards of this very special estate. One of the most revered expressions of Carmenère in the country, the vineyard from which it is sourced is found deep in the heart of the Colchagua Valley, Chile’s foremost winegrowing region. A tremendously balanced terroir thanks to the exposure to fearsome South American heat tempered by breezes from the Pacific, conditions for Carmenère could hardly be finer.

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Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Montes Alpha M 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £298.07
2018

Montes Alpha M 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Central Valley 6x75cl 14 - Inc. VAT: £298.07
Montes Folly Syrah Apalta Vineyard 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £280.07
2017

Montes Folly Syrah Apalta Vineyard 2017 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Central Valley 6x75cl 16 - Inc. VAT: £280.07
Montes Outer Limits Zapallar Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £148.07
2019

Montes Outer Limits Zapallar Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Jancis Robinson (18)

100% Sauvignon Blanc. The only vineyard that exists in DO Zapallar and located just 7 km from the coast. Clayey enriched soils and a dry steppe climate. Hand-harvested bunches are destemmed, cold-soaked for 12–24 hours, the must is settled for 24 h, then inoculated with Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Torulaspora yeasts. Fermentation at low temperature. Aged on its lees for 6–8 months. How much pleasure! A wine with a lot of aroma, with endless layers of aromatic complexity. It has a great mouth-coating texture triggering a herbal memory. The palate is full, rich, pleasant, although with sharp acidity above the rich texture. It is very well delineated, fresh, rich, deep and concentrated. A complete Sauvignon Blanc that will make you salivate. Delicious!
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Aconcagua 6x75cl 1 18 (JR) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £148.07
Montes Purple Angel 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £379.67
2017

Montes Purple Angel 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Such an amazing, floral nose with blackberries, blueberries, violets and other flowers. Full-bodied, yet so balanced and refined with vibrancy and energy. It’s really racy and exciting with a super long, beautiful finish. Tight and super polished. Needs two or three years to open more. Beauty. Drink after 2021.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Central Valley 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £379.67
Montes Purple Angel 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £322.07
2018

Montes Purple Angel 2018 (6x75cl)

Tim Atkin MW (97)

The lighter touch that has been apparent on this wine since 2016 has turned it from a red I admired into one that I actively want to drink. Made from Carmenère with 8% Petit Verdot, using fruit from Apalta and Marchigüe, this is a fine, detailed, focused Purple Angel with subtle 80% new wood, engaging freshness, lots of leafy perfume and thrilling palate length.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Central Valley 6x75cl 8 97 (TA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £322.07
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Montes Alpha M 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £235.00
2018

Montes Alpha M 2018 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Central Valley 6x75cl 14 - In Bond: £235.00
Montes Folly Syrah Apalta Vineyard 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £220.00
2017

Montes Folly Syrah Apalta Vineyard 2017 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Central Valley 6x75cl 16 - In Bond: £220.00
Montes Outer Limits Zapallar Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £110.00
2019

Montes Outer Limits Zapallar Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2019 (6x75cl)

Jancis Robinson (18)

100% Sauvignon Blanc. The only vineyard that exists in DO Zapallar and located just 7 km from the coast. Clayey enriched soils and a dry steppe climate. Hand-harvested bunches are destemmed, cold-soaked for 12–24 hours, the must is settled for 24 h, then inoculated with Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Torulaspora yeasts. Fermentation at low temperature. Aged on its lees for 6–8 months. How much pleasure! A wine with a lot of aroma, with endless layers of aromatic complexity. It has a great mouth-coating texture triggering a herbal memory. The palate is full, rich, pleasant, although with sharp acidity above the rich texture. It is very well delineated, fresh, rich, deep and concentrated. A complete Sauvignon Blanc that will make you salivate. Delicious!
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Aconcagua 6x75cl 1 18 (JR) Read Review/Description In Bond: £110.00
Montes Purple Angel 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £303.00
2017

Montes Purple Angel 2017 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (98)

Such an amazing, floral nose with blackberries, blueberries, violets and other flowers. Full-bodied, yet so balanced and refined with vibrancy and energy. It’s really racy and exciting with a super long, beautiful finish. Tight and super polished. Needs two or three years to open more. Beauty. Drink after 2021.
2 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Central Valley 6x75cl 1 98 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £303.00
Montes Purple Angel 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £255.00
2018

Montes Purple Angel 2018 (6x75cl)

Tim Atkin MW (97)

The lighter touch that has been apparent on this wine since 2016 has turned it from a red I admired into one that I actively want to drink. Made from Carmenère with 8% Petit Verdot, using fruit from Apalta and Marchigüe, this is a fine, detailed, focused Purple Angel with subtle 80% new wood, engaging freshness, lots of leafy perfume and thrilling palate length.
Delivery to Storage from 22 Nov 2021

Central Valley 6x75cl 8 97 (TA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £255.00

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