"Antu" Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Viña MontGras, in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, was established in 1992 by brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras, together with their partner Cristián Hartwig. The fruit of a mission to produce estate-grown wines of exceptional quality and originality, the MontGras estate today encompasses nearly 500 acres planted to vine in the heart of Chile’s wine-producing region. Since the first harvest in the early 1990s, MontGras wines have earned over 200 medals and awards worldwide, garnering international critical acclaim. The limited production Antu range takes its name from the word for “sun” in the language of the ancient Mapuche people who once inhabited this part of Chile.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
Alluvial soils with 20 year old vines. Grapes are hand harvested at the end of April and are subjected to a cold soak over four days prior to fermentation, with a total of 30 days skin contact. The wine is aged 14 months in French (80%) and American (20%) oak barrels (1/3 new) before bottling.TASTING NOTES
Deep ruby red color and loaded with ripe blackberry and currant aromas, complemented with subtle touches of black pepper. Nicely integrated oak completes a beautiful and complex aromatic profile from this blend. Full of ripe and soft tannins that give a strong support with a soft and creamy texture. A huge wave of ripe black cherry, blackberry and plums flavors combined with touches of cedar and toast from the oak ageing, make this wine juicy, intense and with a long finish. Complements red meats, stews and hard cheeses.