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In 1987 the two original founders of Montes, Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray, began to realize their dreams... Both men were highly experienced wine professionals, who dreamed of producing Chilean wines which were a quantum-leap higher in quality than the standards of the time. In 1988, they joined up with the other two founders, Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, who brought their own complementary skills and expertise to the venture. And thus Montes was born, at first under the name Discover Wine. It was a dream come true for four great visionaries who succeeded in taking Montes wines from nowhere to more than 100 countries worldwide; by making 'first growth' wines respected and admired by the world's critics and trade, and by drawing attention what Chile was capable of producing. After we created the first Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon - through hard work and passion - it didn't take long to achieve recognition. It was a mould-breaking wine that immediately raised the bar for other Chilean producers.
This is Montes winery's most famous and iconic wine. A harmonious blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, Alpha M is made from Montes' best vineyard site with a unique microclimate of warm days and cool, windy nights. The wine was aged for 18 months in all new French oak barrels. Bottled unfiltered.
Wine SpectatorBeautifully concentrated, with a floral undertone to the rich yet racy wild berry, cassis and damson plum skin fruit character that's tightly wound around fine tannins. The finish is long and compact, but this needs time in the cellar to fully shine. Best from 2014 through 2020. From Chile.