Red Wine Chile
Montes Alpha Syrah from Colchagua Valley
What Makes This Wine Popular?
The Montes Alpha Syrah from Colchagua Valley is a bold and complex red wine that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Bursting with aromas of ripe blackberry, dark cherry, and hints of pepper, this full-bodied Syrah is sure to delight. On the palate you'll find lush flavors of sweet spice and earthy undertones, balanced by smooth tannins and a long finish. With its unique flavor profile and outstanding quality, it's no wonder why the Montes Alpha Syrah from Colchagua Valley has become so popular!
A Little Trivia
The winery of Montes Alpha has a reputation for being one of the most environmentally friendly wineries in Chile. They have taken great steps to reduce their energy consumption, such as recycling rainwater and installing solar panels. In addition, to keep their grapes as fresh as possible, they have even planted wind turbines on their vineyards!
History of This Wine
The Montes Alpha Syrah from Colchagua Valley was first released in 1995. It was created by Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray, two of Chile's most renowned winemakers. The wine is made from grapes grown in the Apalta vineyard, located in the Colchagua Valley. This vineyard has been producing high-quality wines since the late 19th century.
The Montes Alpha Syrah has become one of Chile's most acclaimed wines, winning numerous awards over the years. In 2006, it was named Wine Spectator's "Wine of the Year" and received a score of 97 points. In 2009, it won a gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards and was also named one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine's "Top 100 Wines of the Year".
Since its release, the Montes Alpha Syrah has consistently produced outstanding vintages each year. Notable vintage years include 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Montes Alpha Syrah from Colchagua Valley pairs well with a variety of savory dishes. Its bold, blackberry and spice flavors make it an excellent match for red meats like steak, lamb, or game. It also goes well with richer dishes like beef stew, pork roast, or grilled portobello mushrooms. For a lighter option, try pairing it with roasted vegetables or a cheese plate.