More information about Montes Purple Angel - Montes
The powerful Montes Purple Angel Montes glides into the glass with a dense purple color. If you give it some air in the wine glass by swirling, this red wine reveals a high density and fullness, which is evident in strong church windows at the edge of the glass. The bouquet of this red wine from the Valle Central delights with hints of blueberry, black cherry, morello cherry and blackberry. If we trace the aromatics further, cocoa bean, oriental spices and cinnamon are added, encouraged by the oak influence.
On the palate, Montes Purple Angel by Montes starts wonderfully dry, grippy and aromatic. On the tongue, this punchy red wine is characterized by an immensely dense texture. Due to its present fruit acidity, the Montes Purple Angel is exceptionally fresh and lively on the palate. In the finish, this youthful from the wine-growing region Valle Central finally inspires with considerable length. Again, hints of black currant and blackberry show.
Vinification of the Montes Purple Angel from Montes
The powerful Montes Purple Angel from Chile is a cuvée, made from the grape varieties Carmenère and Petit Verdot. The grapes for this red wine from Chile, when perfectly ripe, are harvested exclusively by hand . After the grape harvest, the grapes quickly reach the winery. Here they are sorted and carefully ground. This is followed by fermentation in small wood at controlled temperatures. After fermentation is complete, the Montes Purple Angel is aged for another 18 months in French and American oak barriques.
Food recommendation for the Montes Purple Angel from Montes
This Chilean red wine is best enjoyed tempered at 15 - 18°C. It is perfect as an accompanying wine to lamb stew with chickpeas and dried figs, braised chicken in red wine or veal and onion casserole.
Awards for the Montes Purple Angel
- James Suckling: 98 points for 2019
"Consistently one of the best and most complex Carmenère from Chile and indeed the world. Intriguing Cuban cigar and roasted bay leaf hints, complementing the black currant, blackberry and exotic spices. Also some sandalwood, black chocolate, cedar and baked red chilies. Full-bodied, creamy and lush, but still fresh and juicy, with dried leaf, dark olive and finely ground cocoa powder character. Drying tannins and a long, refined finish. A blend of 92% Carmenere from Apalta (46%) and Marchigue (46%) and 8% Petit Verdot from Apalta. Drink or cellar."
- James Suckling: 98 points for 2018
- Natalie MacLean: 99 points for 2015
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