Colour: Deep, shiny ruby colour with violet hues
Nose: It has a intense aromas of black fruit that combine perfectly with some smoky hints from the oak-ageing.
Palate: In the mouth, it is flavoursome with well-rounded, smooth tannins. It has a pleasant texture that is well-balanced with the fruit and the complex notes from the ageing, ending in a long and pleasant finish. Great with dishes that contain duck, lamb, pork and red meat, as well as mature cheese.
Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah
Aging: 90% of the wine aged in French oak barrels and 10% in American oak barrels for 13 months. Just 12% of the barrels were new.
Awards: Bronze – International Wine Challenge 2021
History of MontGras
MontGras was founded in 1993 in Colchagua Valley by the Gras family with the aim of creating high-quality wines, made with passion and dedication. Its focus is sustainable and organic production within their 5 vineyards in the main wine valleys of Chile.
In 1998, they established Ninquén, the first mountain vineyard in Chile, located in Colchagua Valley. Ninquén is an island hill, organically managed in harmony and respect with its native flora and fauna. With a height of 300 meters above sea level, it is characterized by its soils of volcanic origin.
Intriga vineyard is located in Linderos – Alto Maipo. It has deep alluvial soils, with a double influence of the Maipo River and the Andes Mountains, which allow thermal fluctuations of up to 20°C. It is the ideal terroir for the production of high-quality red wines from Bordeaux varieties.
Amaral vineyard, located in the Leyda Valley, was planted in 2006 and is located just 12 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean. Soils of alluvial origin, with granitic and calcareous sectors. The marked influence of the cold Pacific Ocean, and the mouth of the Maipo River make this place ideal for the production of cool climate wines.
For MontGras, the respect for the environment and communities is fundamental, and that is why it was one of the first wineries in Chile to be certified as sustainable. Today, it has a certified vegan portfolio, as well as organic plantations and wines. It is also processing the B Company certification.
MontGras has an innovative and daring oenology, which constantly seeks to surprise. Some of its wines are the icon Ninquén, as well as ANTU Single Vineyard, Quatro, DAY ONE and DE VINE Reserva. In addition, it has the specialist brands Intriga and Amaral by MontGras.