Wednesday, 7 November 2007

TN : Montes Alpha Chardonnay 2005, Montes Wines, Casablanca Valley, Chile

This wine was slightly overpowered by too much oak for my liking.

The wine was vinified with clean must separating three different lots using three different strains of selected yeasts: D', Montrachet and native. It was fermented and aged in French oak barrels for 1 year, 40% of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation. The grapes sourced from Casablanca Valley. The wine remained in its original cask for one year using a monthly batonage.

This wine was imported by Av Hjo Grosshandel AB though no mention of this wine is on their site.

Colour : Yellow

Aroma : Mango, melon, sweetcorn

Taste : Oak, mango, sweetcorn, butter

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 119 SEK

Mark : C

Website : Montes Wines
Website : Av Hjo Grosshandel AB

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