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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Montes Limited Selection Pinot Noir 2008
Montes Limited Selection Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 100096)
The Wine News rating: 90 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $17.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark deep ruby in color. The grapes come from the well reputed Casablanca and Leyda valleys. The wine is picked normally at the end of March when the grapes find it perfect ripeness. Using a prefermentative maceration in cold we obtain the gracious and typical aromas of Pinot Noir. Five months in French new and used oak. Intense and elegant nose with predominance of strawberries, and flowery violet hints that all together makes this Pinot a very good and elegant one. In the palate is well balanced, soft tannins, good level of acidity making it fresh. Nice color for a Pinot Noir. This wine is very low filtered, what makes the aromas and color very characteristic to Pinot Noir.
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About Montes:

With the release of the first Montes Alpha wine back in 1988, Montes became one of the first premium wineries of Chile. Their premise, a clear belief that Chile had an untapped potential as a producer of quality wines, made them a benchmark for other wineries to follow. Its original four partners' total involvement and the continuous help of the angels that decorate their labels was key to their success. Two decades later, Montes is the fifth most important winery of Chile where Aurelio Montes continues leading the winemaking area with the same passion as the first day. Hard work and total focus on quality has led Montes to be one of the most successful and respected quality-driven wineries in Chile as they continue pioneering and breaking new grounds in wine.