MontGras Reserva Chardonnay 2009

Ratings:
  • 88 points, International Wine Cellar
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Critical Acclaim

88 points
International Wine Cellar
"Light gold. Shy aromas of nectarine and nutmeg are complicated by a leesy element. Juicy and fine-grained, with a silky texture to the pitfruit spice flavors. A very nicely balanced but reticent chardonnay with well integrated acidity and a dry, nervy finish."

Winemaker's notes

Grapes are hand-harvested in late March. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. After the maceration period, 40% of the wine is aged for five months in French oak barrels.

Richly structured, this elegant Chardonnay has well balanced flavors of pineapple, peaches, and pears, concluding in a creamy vanilla finish.

Perfect match for roasted chicken, grilled seafood dishes, pork tenderloin, turkey and hard cheeses.


About MontGras

VIÑA MONTGRAS, located in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, was established in the early 1990s by brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras, together with their business partner Cristián Hartwig. Santiago Margozzini serves as head winemaker, with renowned California winemaker Paul Hobbs serving as consultant.

Colchagua Valley, a serene sub-valley of Rapel, is situated in Chile’s Central Region at the heart of the country’s wine-producing zone. Nestled between the Pacific Coastal Range to the west and the snow-capped Andes to the east, this rustic valley is a protected environment with positive maritime influences that foster a terroir ideal for producing quality wines.

Five ranges of MontGras wines are available: Estate, Reserva, Quatro, Limited Edition, and Ninquén.

In 1996 MontGras, along with five other area wineries, founded the Colchagua Valley Wine Route to promote and facilitate tourism and educate the public about the traditions of Chilean winemaking. Guided tours and tastings at MontGras are available Monday through Friday year-round, by appointment only.