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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: Maipo & Colchagua Valleys
85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Carmenère
The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from deep, stony alluvial soils on the foothills of the Andes Mountains in the Maipo Valley with vines from between 13 and 43 years. The Carmenère comes from 13 year old vines in Colchagua’s clay soils, Chile’s most renowned winemaking region.
Grapes are hand-harvested in early May. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged 7 months in oak (50% French, 50 % American) - 40% new, 20% second use, 20% third use and 20% fourth use.
Deep ruby color.
Ripe blackberries, black cherries and spice lead to chocolate, vanilla and coconut.
Rich and well balanced, with ripe currants, black cherry and blackberry notes. Supple tannins give a soft texture.