"Antu" Grenache-Syrah-Carignan

MontGras

APPELLATION

Maipo

GRAPE VARIETIES

50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Carignan

WINEMAKERS

Santiago Margozzini

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
14%

92POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
MAY 2017

90POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
November 2017
BACKGROUND

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

The average of six year-old vines grown in granitic soils. Grapes are hand-harvested at the end of April and beginning of May and are subjected to a cold soak over four days. Total skin contact is 21 days. The wine is aged 16 months in new French oak barrels before bottling.

TASTING NOTES

Deep ruby color with ripe and intense aromas of raspberries and strawberries. Subtle aromas of cedar and vanilla from the old oak ageing give an elegant frame to the aromatic profile of this wine. Rich, juicy and spicy with berry notes along with roasted nuts and honey from the Carignan. A structured wine fluid texture and lingering finish. Complements red meats, lamb, stews, poultry and hard cheeses.

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