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
From the Ninquén vineyard in Colchagua Valley, between Chile’s Coastal Range and the Andes. Soil here is fractured volcanic rock and granite. Twelve-year-old vines are trellised using vertical shoot positioning. Grapes are hand-picked at the end of April. After de-stemming, whole berries undergo maceration and fermentation, the juice remaining in contact with the skins for approximately 30 days. 100% French barrel aged for 14 months before bottling.TASTING NOTES
Deep ruby color with very spicy notes of black and white pepper mingling with ripe blackberries, sweet smoke, spices and cedar. Fullbodied, harmonious and expressive with ripe blackberries and plums, notes of green olives and spice with firm tannins and a lingering finish. Pairs with red meats, poultry, rich stews, hearty pasta dishes and hard cheeses.