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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.

Production Area
Country: Chile
Region: Colchagua Valley

Grape Varieties
60% Cabernet Sauvignon; 40% Syrah

Vinification
Syrah grapes are selected and handpicked at the end of April, Cabernet Sauvignon was selected the first week in May. Cold soak lasts approximately 4 days. Whole berries are fermented on the skins and remain in contact with the skins for 27 days. The wine is aged 24 months in new French (90%) and American (10%) oak barrels (80% new, 20% second use). It is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Color
Deep ruby red color.

Bouquet
Complex ripe black and blue berries, with a touch of leather, clove and cedar.

Taste
Ripe black fruit lead the way to a balance palate with a warm and juicy character. Ripe tannins give some density but round texture with a lingering and elegant finish.

Alcohol
14.5%

 

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