MontGras Antu Ninquen Syrah 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Chile, South America

$17.99
Item No. 86490
  • red wine
  • WE88
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2012
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

Initiated in 1997, MontGras' Ninquén Project was born of an appreciation for the unique properties of the specific terroir on Ninquén Mountain in Chile's Colchagua Valley, and an ambition to forge a name for MontGras in the elite ultra-premium category. 222 acres atop Ninquén were dedicated to the venture and planted with a range of red grape varieties. With this move, MontGras became Chile's first winery to plant atop the plateau of a mountain (Ninquén means "plateau on a mountain" in ancient local dialect).


Color: Opulent, rich purple
Bouquet: Very spicy; notes of black and white pepper mingle with leather, clove and ripe black fruit supported by oak.
Taste: Full-bodied, harmonious and expressive. Mellow tannins and a structured mid-palate. Intense fruit leading to a long finish.

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Rating:
(9/25/2010)
I had this at a Ruth Chris steakhouse on my birthday and it was excellent with my filet. Very deep, dark, and cherry like flavors. One of my favorite wines, my absolute favorite from Chile.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
the best tasting wine I have tried to date.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
I know, I know, who's heard of a South American Syrah. But it's really, really good. MontGras is turning out some great wines.
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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...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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