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Montes Wings Carmeneretext

Montes Wings Carmenere 2020

Valle del Colchagua, Valle del Rapel, Region del Valle Central, ChileMontes Wings is the latest carmenère project from the Montes family. A blend of 85% carmenère and 15% cabernet franc, the fruit comes off the home Apalta vineyard in the Colchagua Valley but from the top of the hill instead of the lower vineyards as has been the case. The result is a somewhat more approachable wine mixed with red and black fruit than Purple Angel. It has some carmenère intensity, showing olives and fennel notes, but it's mixed with blackberry blueberry and sweet French oak dusted in chocolate. Some 80% of the wine is aged for 16 months in new French oak barrels, 20% in second and third-use barrels.Tasted: 26 April 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$29.99750mlprivate wine shops
AB$27.95750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Montes WinesDistributors: Icon Fine Wine and Spirits
Blend: Carménère - Cabernet Franc