2018 Montes Purple Angel
Style – Dry, Red, Full Bodied
Grapes – Camenere, Petit Verdot
Region – Colchagua Valley ,Chile
Winemaking - All grapes were hand harvested. Fruit underwent cold soaking for seven days to extract aroma and colour, before fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 12-15 days. Following this, the wine is kept in contact with the skins to enhance structure and colour, with daily tastings taking place to determine when the wine is ready. After malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in French oak barrels (80% new and 20% a year old) for 18 months. 8% Petit Verdot was added to the final blend to add spice, structure, colour and acidity.
What it tastes like - Purple Angel displays the rich flavours typical of Carmenère. Deep carmine red in colour, this wine has aromas of blackberries, ripe blueberry, dried plum and candied fruit combined with toasted notes of nutmeg, sweet spice, vanilla and pastry. On the palate, it is well-structured with rich tannins, a balanced acidity and a long, lingering finish.
Dietary – Vegan
ABV – 14.5%