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.
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.