CASE OF 6 BOTTLES
The blend, rather than the location, is the ‘outer limit’ here. Montes was the first producer to plant Carignan, Grenache and Mourvedre in Apalta. All the grapes come from Montes’ own single vineyard ‘La Finca Apalta’, arguably one of the finest sites for red wine grape growing in Chile and often referred to as the ‘grand cru’ of Colchagua. Vines are planted on 45° slopes of this horseshoe-shaped valley with south-east exposure, which helps achieve ripeness. The soils are of a granitic origin, with clay and decomposing rock. They are poor soils, and Montes decided to plant these very generous vines here as the poor soil would limit yields. Even at 55 kilometres away, the ocean has an influence, with cool breezes moderating this warm area. In addition, low night-time temperatures prolong ripening, allowing for the slow development and retention of varietal aromas and acidity.
Normal price: £21.95 per bottle
Case Price: £19.95 per bottle
Outer Limits by Montes Apaltra Vineyard Carignan/Grenache/Mourvedre, - CASE OF 6