Montes Alpha Syrah 2016 - Vine Republic
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Montes Alpha Syrah 2016
SKU: 715126000161

Montes Alpha Syrah 2016

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750ml
$18.98

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Category Red Wine
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Region Chile, Colchagua, Apalta Valley
Brand Montes
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
From our La Finca estate, in the Apalta Valley, the 1999 vintage was our first Syrah. This is the scarcest of our Alpha wines. Yields are very low at only 6 tonnes per hectare. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for one year and has only one soft filtering. In the manner of Rhone producers, Aurelio adds a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, also originating from Apalta, and some Viognier, to the final mixture. Of intense ruby red color, it has a great aroma with floral, tobacco and leather notes. Strong and full-bodied on the palate, with soft and mature tannins. A very long, elegant and satisfying aftertaste. A superb Syrah.
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Heavily roasted aromas of cured meat, hard spices, clove and chocolate all speak louder than fruit on the nose of this beefy, chewy, tannic Syrah. Baked, oaky flavors of black fruits and beef jerky finish with a wave of oak that creates lasting notes of clove, spice and mint.

Michael Schachner, July 1, 2019
Wine Advocate
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The sleek 2016 Alpha Syrah doesn't show much varietal character and comes through as a commercial red with more integrated oak than on previous occasions, and it has a soft, approachable texture. 250,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, October 31, 2018