Classic Series Merlot Colchagua Valley
Top 10% wine in the UK
Blend: 100% Merlot
From: Chile, Colchagua Valley DO
By: Aurelio Montes Baseden @ Montes
Montes is well known for its excellent value wines from Chile, and this Merlot is no exception. It is made from grapes grown in the prestigious Colchagua Valley, and is a plump, balanced wine with flavours of black plum, sweet spice and chocolate.
Grapes come from two vineyard sites, where granite soils and sunny slopes help give character and complexity to the finished wines. Following a cold soak, the grapes were fermented in stainless steel, and then 45% of the wine was aged in new French oak for 8 months.
The Montes Classic Merlot is a great option for quaffing, and is one of the best value red wines from Chile.