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Montes, `Purple Angel`

Montes, `Purple Angel`

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Montes, `Purple Angel`

Wine Info

Origin- Chile

Region- Colchagua Valley

Grapes- Carmenére, Petit Verdot

Type- Red

Style- Rich, fruity, aromatic, elegant red

Alcohol- 14.5%


Purple Angel displays the rich flavours typical of Carménère. Deep crimson red in colour, this wine has aromas of blackberries, ripe blueberry, dried plum and candied fruit combined with toasted notes of nutmeg, sweet spice, vanilla and pastry. On the palate, it is well-structured with rich tannins, a balanced acidity and a long, lingering finish.

All grapes were hand harvested into 10kg trays. Fruit underwent cold soaking for seven days to extract aroma and colour, before fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 12-15 days. Following this, the must was kept in contact with the skins to enhance structure and colour, with daily tastings taking place to determine when the wine was ready. After malolactic conversion, the wine was aged in French oak barrels (80% new and 20% a year old) for 18 months. 8% Petit Verdot was added to the final blend to add spice, structure, colour and acidity.


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