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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
MontGras Quatro 2009
MontGras Quatro 2009
(search item no. 107358)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Syrah and Carmenere.

The color is a deep ruby, shading to purple, with aromas of black currant, cherries, leather and capsicum; hints of vanilla and fresh-roasted coffee. On the palate the wine bursts with flavorful, full bodied, food-friendly with a good balance between acidity and sweetness of alcohol, as well as fruit and oak; well-structured and complex, concluding in a long finish

Well-matched with red meats, hearty casseroles and flavorful cheeses.

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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.