MontGras Reserva Carmenere 2009

Carmenere from Chile, South America

Item No. 102965
  • red wine
  • RP89
  • ST88
Style: Smooth & Supple

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:

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Deep purple red.

Aromas: Ripe black fruits with spice, combined with chocolate, vanilla and a fine toasty note, which gives an elegant and complex nose.

Flavors: Ripe and soft tannins, with great structure and freshness given by the wine's round tannins and good acidity. The tasteful toasty oak gives this wine the perfect frame for a charming and lingering finish.

Goes very well with sweet-and-sour dishes, home stews, pâtés and duck liver, pasta, chicken and even some oily fish dishes, especially if they include a bit of pepper.

Critical Acclaim

"Savory, ripe, plump, with a palate of black fruit compote. Sweet, lengthy, and long."
89 Points

"Inky ruby. Fresh blackberry, raspberry, incense and rose on the slightly reduced nose. Firm and refreshingly brisk, offering fresh red and dark berry flavors and a kick of peppery spice. Very young but shows good, energetic fruitiness. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and good persistence."
88 Points

Learn About MontGras Map ItMap It

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 Carmenere

Carmenere(car-men-YEHR) Chilean Jewel Carmenere is yet another grape that was eventually exiled from the Bordeaux blend. In the late 1800's, Carmenere was brought over to Chile from France, and it never turned back. For a while, Chilean growers thought this grape was Merlot and labeled their wines as such. But in the early nineties, thanks to DNA...

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