Montes, Outer Limits Zapallar Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Regular price £15.50
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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Chile

  • Region:

    Aconcagua Valley

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Grape:

    Sauvignon Blanc

  • Grape Blend:

    Sauvignon Blanc 100%

  • Vegan:

    Y

  • Winemaker:

    Aurelio Montes Jnr

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Montes Outer Limits Zapallar Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Wine

Tasting Notes

A very intense nose, with attractive tropical fruit notes of passionfruit and pink grapefruit mingled with tomato leaf and green chilli. A subtle saline touch on the finish hints at the coastal origin.

Production Notes

Grapes were cold soaked for 12-24 hours to extract aromas and then fermented very slowly in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 30 days. The wine was kept in contact with its lees for several months to give some roundness to the palate.

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Producer Profile

Today, Chilean wine, and quality wine at that, is everywhere. It’s easy to forget that wasn’t always the case. Back in the late 1980s when Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray founded their winery, Chile was suffering through the final years of the Pinochet dictatorship and demand for wine in Chile was flagging. Chilean wines were sold mostly in Chile at the time, and were not known to be of particularly high quality. But Montes and Murray, along with partners, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand developed what would become Vina Montes to not only produce quality Chilean wines for consumption at home, but also for the export market. They recognized the potential of granitic soils on the slopes of the Apalta Mountains in western Colchagua Valley and planted the area to French clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. They rigorously selected quality fruit and aged their wine in new French oak. In 1998 they released their Bordeaux-style red blend, Montes Alpha M. They fearlessly planted Syrah on steep, windy slopes and soon released Montes Folly (the name is a nod to skeptics who thought Syrah was sure to fail). The final icon wine released by Montes was their Purple Angel, a rich and ripe Carmenere. After more than 25 years of winemaking, vineyard plantings stretch across the Colchagua Valley and include estates in Apalta, Curico, and Marchigüe. They have forged relationships with winegrowers in Leyda. Most recently, vineyard sites have grown to include Zapellar, a cool, coastal area 112 miles north of Santiago. Dynamic is the word that comes to mind to describe the efforts at Montes. ( Profile from Pull that Cork)