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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 over 200 hectares 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. Santiago Margozzini serves as head winemaker.
Region: Colchagua Valley
Grapes are handpicked in 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. The resulting wine is aged approximately 10 months in new French oak barrels (30% new, 70% second use), then bottled unfiltered to preserve fruit concentration, color and intense aromas.
Deep ruby color.
Very spicy; notes of black and white pepper mingle with ripe blackberries, sweet smoke, spices and cedar.
Full-bodied, harmonious and expressive with ripe blackberries and plums, notes of green olives and spice with firm tannins and a lingering finish.