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Classic Series Chardonnay

Vina Montes - Classic Series Chardonnay 2018

Chile
White wine from Central Valley · Chile
Price: £50.95
Case Rate: £8.49
Ex Tax: £42.46
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Wine Region: Central Valley
Winery: Vina Montes
Wine Maker: Aurelio Montes
Grape: Chardonnay
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13.9%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
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Rating 87 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Central Valley
Winery: Vina Montes
Wine Maker: Aurelio Montes
Grape: Chardonnay
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13.9%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now

Wine tasting notes

A bright yellow coloured wine, with a fruit bowl nose of ripe exotic mangoes, melons and pineapples along with orchard and stone fruits, and nuances of white flowers. The fruit follows through on the creamy medium-bodied palate. An elegant Chardonnay with refreshing acidity and a lingering finish.

Food matching

Chilean Chardonnays such as this are versatile food partners, offering both refreshing acidity and richness. Key ingredients to go for include chicken, fish and seafood, with crab an especially good match, because of its richness. This wine will also stand up to many cuisines so have fun experimenting. It works particularly well with Thai green curry or with barbecue sauce. It is a match made in heaven with spicy fish cakes. What to avoid, however, are heavy red meats, creamy sauces and anything smoked. You can also enjoy this wine on its own as an aperitif.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2010) - 87 pts

eRobertParker.com # 199. Feb 2012. Reviewer : Jay Miller. The 2010 Chardonnay Classic Series saw 50% of the wine fermented in American oak and the rest in stainless steel after which all of the wine was aged for 6 months in French oak. Aromas of poached pear, apple, and baking spices set the stage for a medium-bodied, toasty wine with ample fruit and excellent varietal character. This moderately lengthy Chardonnay is a very good value meant for drinking over the next 1-2 years.Aurelio Montes has a well-earned reputation as one of Chile?s foremost vignerons. The Montes wines offer great value at the lower end of the spectrum and set the bar for what can be achieved in Chile at the higher end.


Wine Spectator (2013) - 88 pts

Nov 2014 - Firm and well-structured, with fresh-cut green apple and Bosc pear flavors. Salted almond and mineral notes show on the toasty finish. Drink now through 2017