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Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon, Apalta, Chile

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Indicative blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot

Average Price $19 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Search Rank 752 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 752nd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 1057th

Price History for Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon, Apalta, Chile
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Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. (© All rights reserved, Wine-Searcher)

From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every win ...more

  • Apalta is a wine-producing region within Chile's Colchagua Valley. The valley is home to some of the country's most famous producers, Montes and Casa Lapostolle among them. Apalta wines are highly sought-after and are most often made from the classic varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere and Syrah.

  • Colchagua Valley, in central Chile, is one of South America's most promising wine regions. It forms the south-western half of the larger Rapel Valley region; to the north and east of it lies the less famous but equally promising Cachapoal Valley. Some of Chile's finest red wines are made in the valley, mostly from ...more

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