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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
MontGras Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Reserva 2002
MontGras Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Reserva 2002
(search item no. 81383)

PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Production Area:

San Jose Vineyard in Chile's Colchagua Valley, located between the Coastal Range and the Andes. Grape Varieties:

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah. Vinification:

Grapes are hand-harvested the second week of April. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. After a 26-day maceration period, 100% of the Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for 12 months in French and American (50/50) oak barrels.

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About Vina MontGras:

VIÑA MONTGRAS, located in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, was established in the early 1990s by brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras, together with their business partner Cristián Hartwig. Santiago Margozzini serves as head winemaker, with renowned California winemaker Paul Hobbs serving as consultant.

Colchagua Valley, a serene sub-valley of Rapel, is situated in Chile’s Central Region at the heart of the country’s wine-producing zone. Nestled between the Pacific Coastal Range to the west and the snow-capped Andes to the east, this rustic valley is a protected environment with positive maritime influences that foster a terroir ideal for producing quality wines.

Five ranges of MontGras wines are available: Estate, Reserva, Quatro, Limited Edition, and Ninquén.

In 1996 MontGras, along with five other area wineries, founded the Colchagua Valley Wine Route to promote and facilitate tourism and educate the public about the traditions of Chilean winemaking. Guided tours and tastings at MontGras are available Monday through Friday year-round, by appointment only.