Montes Purple Angel 2017
Montes Purple Angel
Montes Purple Agngel is one of Chile's most lauded Carmenères. Purple Angel is highly sought-after, with intense, ripe blackberry perfumes alongside sweet spices and patisserie notes.
The palate has dark chocolate and vanilla characters from ageing in 100% new French oak.
The grapes for Purple Angel come from Montes' own vineyards in Apalta and Marchigüe, arguably two of the finest sites in the Colchagua Valley. In Apalta, vines are planted on 45° slopes, providing good exposure to achieve ripeness.
Cool ocean breezes and low night-time temperatures moderate this warm area, permitting slow development and retention of varietal aromas and acidity. Marchigüe is slightly cooler because of its close proximity to the ocean. Conditions are dry, reducing the threat of fungal disease and resulting in consistently healthy harvests.
Montes was established in 1988 by Aurelio Montes, Douglas Murray, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, with the aim to produce the best wines in Chile from the best regions.
The Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon, first produced in 1987, broke the mould for premium wines in Chile. Since then, Alpha has gone from being a wine to being the core range in the Montes portfolio.
The grapes and sites are carefully selected in order to ensure varietal integrity and complexity . Viticulture is hands on and individual rather than mechanical and industrial.
The result is a range of wines that offer superb value within the premium wine market - whether from Chile or anywhere else. http://www.monteswines.com/en/
Montes seems like a dream, and that's truly how it began, gradually becoming reality. It was in 1987 that our two original founders, Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray, both highly experienced wine professionals, wanted to realize their dream of producing Chilean wines a quantum-leap higher in quality than the standards of the time. In 1988, they joined up with the other two founders, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, who brought their own complementary skills and expertise to the venture. And thus Montes was born, at first under the name Discover Wine.
It was a dream come true for four great visionaries who succeeded in taking Montes wines from nowhere to more than 100 countries worldwide; by making 'first growth' wines respected and admired by the world's critics and trade, and by drawing attention to what Chile was capable of producing.
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