MONTES ALPHA Pinot Noir 2015Kód: V0425
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2015 Montes Alpha Pinot Noir Pobřeží Aconcaguy
91 bodů James Suckling
Má okouzlující aroma černých švestek, ostružin a jemné kouřovosti. Chuť má hladkou strukturu, harmonické třísloviny a tóny čerstvého tmavého ovoce, moruší a koření.
2015 Montes Alpha Pinot Noir Aconcagua Coast
91 points James Suckling
Cellaring Recommendations: Store in a cool, dry place at no
more than 15o C (59° F) and away from direct sources of light.
Recommended Serving Temperature: 14o–15o C (57o–59o F).
Decanting: 15 minutes.
Food Pairing: Highly recommended with pasta and pesto,
mild, creamy soups (mushroom, chicken), veal chops, salmon,
Camembert cheese, mushroom risotto, arugula and herb
salad, and bruschetta.
Denomination of Origin: Aconcagua Valley.
Clone Selection: 777 – 667 – 115.
Filtering: With 3- and 0.65-micron cartridge filters
Vineyard yield: 7 - 8 ton/ha (3 - 4 ton/acre).
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir.
Oak Aging: 10 months in contact with French oak
barrels, 16% in new barrels, and 13% in second- and
Total Acidity (H2 SO4) 3.70 g/lt.
Residual Sugar 2.40 g/lt.
pH 3.53 g/lt.
Volatile Acidity (C2H4O2) 0.49 g/lt.
Free SO2 0.027 g/lt.
Total SO2 0.075 g/lt.
The vineyards that produce the grapes for our Montes Alpha Pinot Noir are located in the Casablanca and Zapallar Valleys, both
within the Aconcagua wine region. All of the vineyards are vertically positioned, drip irrigated, and produce yields of 7,000–8,000
kg/hectare. The vineyards present an excellent vegetative/production balance, and therefore it is not necessary to adjust the crop
load, and we only do minimum work on the canopy. This also allows us to obtain healthy grapes with good balance at harvest time.
Casablanca is 25 km from the coast and Zapallar is 7 km away. This results in the tremendous freshness, minerality, and cold-climate
typicity. In both cases the granitic soils with different percentages of clay found in the Coastal Mountains lend elegance, creaminess,
and a sensation of unique terroir to the wine.
Harvest Date: : March 12–April 7
The 2014–2015 season was very dry, with excellent luminosity and temperatures that were 1.5oC below the historic averages,
conditions which resulted in healthy fruit without any signs of disease. There were no spring frosts, which enabled the vines to reach
excellent vegetative balance, and healthy canopies allowed the fruit to ripen properly. There was no rainfall during the harvest
season, and the grapes were picked under optimal conditions in Casablanca and Zapallar. The 2015 harvest resulted in healthy
grapes, balanced yields, and wines of excellent quality, expression, and balance. This Pinot Noir is also a very good representation
of the variety and the terroir.
The grapes were hand picked into 10-kg trays in the early hours of the morning to maintain the low temperatures and protect the
aromas. Upon arriving at the cellar, the bunches were carefully inspected, destemmed, and then the berries were selected once
again. The grapes then dropped without crushing directly to open-topped stainless steel tanks, where they underwent a 5-day cold
maceration at 8o C for a gentle extraction of color and aromas. The temperature was then raised to begin alcoholic fermentation,
which lasted approximately 7 days at 23o–24o C with 2 pump overs and punch downs per day for greater extraction and to keep the
skins at the proper temperature to facilitate the work of the yeasts. Once the fermentation was complete, the wine was devatted
and the skins were gently pressed. The press wine was only partially used for greater complexity and volume to the finished wine.
The wine was then racked to 225-lt French oak barrels, where it undergoes malolactic fermentation. 25% of the barrels were new,
the rest were second-use, and all were specially selected for Pinot Noir. The wine aged in barrels for 10–12 months before being
lightly filtered and then bottled.
The 2015 vintage of our Montes Alpha Pinot Noir presents an impressive bright and vibrant ruby-red color. The aromas are highly
complex and elegant with a predominance of fresh blue and red berries as well as blackcurrant, licorice, and violets over a backdrop
that recalls the forest after a spring rain. Its time in the barrel lends subtle tobacco and vanilla notes plus a clear echo of caramel in
perfect harmony with the fruit. The palate is balanced and smooth with medium volume and sensational length, which further
accentuates its fruity and floral aromas.