Vina Montes Purple Angel 2017

The iconic 'Purple Angel' is the best example of Chile's signature Carmenere grape.

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£55.95

Purple Angel showcases the rich flavours typical of Carménère. The addition of 8% Petit Verdot gives the wine spice, colour, structure and acidity. Deep ruby red in colour, the wine has alluring red and blackberry notes on the nose. The palate is densely concentrated, with spice, chocolate and mocha which linger on the finish.

Carmenère resurfaced in Chile only in 1993, after being believed extinct since phylloxera hit Bordeaux, its original home, around 1880. In Chile, its sole home at the moment, they consider it their "Chilean variety" and call it the "Jurassic Park" grape, returned from extinction. Montes pioneered the Chilean wine scene by creating super-premium wines, including the Montes Alpha range, and icons such as Montes Alpha M and Montes Folly. Montes also led the way to quality by planting on steep mountain slopes. But Montes, Chile's wine pioneer, also knows when to wait – Aurelio Montes preferred to take his time and develop the Carmenère variety until he was satisfied that it could be a top contender, the very best Montes could possibly produce.
Vina Montes Purple Angel 2017
Vina Montes Purple Angel 2017
  • Chile
  • Colchagua
  • Carmenere
  • 2017
  • Vina Montes
  • 14.5%
  • Standard - 75cl
  • Cork

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Vina Montes Purple Angel 2017
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