Purple Angel








Vineyards in Apalta, Colchagua Valley


Rich, robust and lusciously spiced, with concentrated dark cherry, plum and boysenberry flavors supported by fresh acidity. Intense midpalate minerality is followed by a finish loaded with chocolate and cream notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2024. 4,500 cases made, 500 cases imported.

Montes Alpha M is the result of an extremely limited production and a rigorous selection of the grapes, one by one, led by Aurelio Montes. Coming from the Colchagua Valley, it is one of the best and most awarded wines of Chile. The vineyards that give rise to Montes Alpha M are located in the Apalta zone of the Colchagua Valley. The soils are of granitic origin and are shallow in the upper, mountainous sectors. They vary in the clay content, depth, amount of organic matter, and especially the types of rocks and stones they are made up of. The soils origin can also range from fluvial to glacial, which shows the great diversity of soils in our vineyards. Some zones are influenced by the Tinguiririca River and others by mudslides and the detachment of material from high above in the mountain chain that delimits the valley.

92% Carmenère, 8% Petit Verdot
80% of this wine was aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels, and 20% aged in second-use French oak barrels.
The season began with a mild winter and precipitation totaling close to 13 inches in Apalta. Irrigation began later in the season thanks to a cool, rainy spring that allowed winemakers to reserve more water for the summer season. Summer was dry in the Colchagua Valley, without any precipitation to endanger the health of the grapes, and also warm enough that there was no damage to the vines or the grapes. Thanks to the conditions of hydric stress between fruit set and veraison, the size of the grapes was limited, creating a good ratio of skin to pulp, producing fruit with extraordinary color, concentration, tannic richness, and very good aromas. There was no rain in March and April, which allowed winemakers to wait for complete phenological ripeness, without the presence of disease that could have affected the quality of the wine. The year presented no adverse weather events, producing healthy, quality grapes that in turn gave clean musts of great potential. There were no setbacks to ripening in the Colchagua Valley, and the Carmenère grapes ripened slowly; winemakers were able to achieve the desired results thanks to a long, dry season in the Valley, ideal for this variety.
Aromas of fresh fruit such as blackberry, blueberry, red plum and ripe cherry followed by bakery notes as well as subtle spice.
Pairs well with red meat, rosemary lamp chops, pork ribs, or cannelloni.
2.9 g/l
3.55 g/l
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