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Montes ‘Folly’ Syrah 2017

RM465.0

Montes Folly is an adventurous wine of exceptional quality. Its grapes are grown on the steepest, highest slopes of our vineyards in Apalta, Colchagua Valley. For that reason, they deliver more colour, tannins, and flavours, making Montes Folly richly complex and powerful. Grapes are hand-selected and sorted on special selection tables. Montes Folly has been recognised as the best Syrah of Chile.

The grapes for Montes Folly grow on the steepest hillsides of our Finca de Apalta estate, where Syrah has adapted best and found good balance between fruit yield and vegetative growth. The soils are of granitic origin and primarily consist of eroded rock from the mountain chain above ; they are rather thin and poor in organic matter, with good percolation rates that enable the roots to explore the entire profile in search of water. We also find a high proportion of angular stones and low clay content. This all results in plants with low yields and grapes with tremendous concentration and character.
The wine presents an impressive, deep red colour, with purple borders. On the nose, the wine shows great potency and complexity of aromas, ranging from ripe red and black fruit to black pepper, nutmeg, candy, and leather; leading to the aromas acquired after 18 months in French oak barrels (80% new oak), including tobacco, toast, vanilla, and liqueur. The palate is equally broad and balanced, with big body and a silky sensation that remains for a long, pleasing finish. Decant for at least 1h prior.
James Suckling: 96Pts; Descorchados: 94Pts; Tim Atkin: 93Pts

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Description

Vina Montes is an icon of Colchagua, producing some of the best-known wines in the region and beyond. Although Montes is associated with the Montes family, the production and Montes winery is actually owned by several associates who today claim over 700 hectares of vineyards. In recent years, Aurelio Montes Snr handed over winemaking duties to his son Aurelio Jnr who now heads up the team in Apalta who makes wines from all over Chile.

Viña Montes is the shared vision of four friends, first dreamed up in the late 1980s, of making Chilean wines to a higher level than the world had ever seen. Now sold in more than 100 countries and noted as pioneers of high-end Chilean wine, Montes has undoubtedly achieved that goal. Perhaps it is the work of the angels that adorn the winery at every turn and, indeed, the wines’ labels – a superior presence that one of the founders felt alongside him, they add to the winery’s decidedly mystical air.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Alcohol Level

Bottle Size

750ml

Brand

Vina Montes

Country

Chile

Region

Apalta Valley

Grape Variety

100% Syrah

Family

Red wine

Vintage

2017

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Montes ‘Folly’ Syrah 2017
RM465.0
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