Montes Limited Selection Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir from Chile, South America

$19.49
Item No. 100096
  • red wine
  • WN90
  • RP89
Style: Light & Fruity

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

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.

Critical Acclaim

"Luminescent ruby hue with shimmering purple highlights. Elegant nose exudes "Pinot" with light, smoky hints of red cherry and raspberry. Like impressions resonate on the supple, impeccably balanced palate of tart cranberry, red fruit sweetness and gently tannic red apple skin. Very crisp, long finish. Impressive for its price. "
90 Points

"The 2007 Pinot Noir Limited Selection. The nose offers up strawberry and cranberry aromas leading to a smooth, ripe, easy-going Pinot with plenty of flavor interest and decent length. Drink it over the next three years. "
89 Points

Learn About Montes Map ItMap It

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...

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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 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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