Winery Overview Chile?s unique geography makes it one of very few grape-growing regions in the world where original European rootstock has been unaffected by phylloxera. While most vineyards around the world are planted on grafted rootstock, Root:1 grapes are grown on pure, ungrafted roots, producing wines of outstanding quality, with pure fruit flavors and authentic varietal character. Location of Vineyard Chile?s isolation, protected by the mighty Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, allows grape vines to remain on their original rootstock in their purest form. The country?s optimal climate and soil conditions help produce consistently outstanding grapes each year. The cooler coastal vineyards of Casablanca are ideally suited for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, while Cabernet and Carmenere flourish in the warm, sun-drenched central valley of Colchagua. Casablanca Valley Located just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean in Tapihue, the estate vineyards of Root: 1 Sauvign…
Montes Wines Montes Alpha Chardonnay Estate Bottled Valle de Casablanca 2016 750 ML
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Brilliant, light golden-yellow color. The perfumed and elegant nose offers notes of tropical fruit, such as cherimoya and ripe pineapple, while a touch of pear and banana adds complexity to the fruit profile. Delicate notes of white flower petal intermingle very well with the light, nutty aromas of toast. A hint of white asparagus tells of its origins in a coastal climate. The palate starts gently, with refreshing crisp acidity, then opens up with rather voluptuous structure and volume. A certain mineral note, characteristic of the terroir, lingers on in the long and elegant finish.