MontGras Reserva Carmenere, Colchagua Valley, Chile, 2008

Founded in the early 1990s, the MontGras Estate is the result of a shared dream to create a new definition for quality Chilean winemaking handpicked grapes and a judicious selection from specific vineyard blocks lie at the core of the MontGras Reserva wines. Introduced from France in the 1800s, Carmenere has developed a unique personality in Chile, which is today the only significant source of this uncommon varietal grape. The MontGras vineyards, located in the Colchagua Valley, are in the heart of the Chilean wine country. The climate is typically Mediterranean, favoring the production of rich concentrated red wines. Deep purple, this Reserva Carmenere's powerful spicy aromas mingle with mint and wild herbs. On the palate soft and round tannins combine with a subtle vanilla and toasty flavors. 14.5% alc. by vol. Wine of Chile.