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Montes "Folly" Syrah 2010 (Colchagua Valley, Chile) - [WS 95]
Montes "Folly" Syrah 2010 (Colchagua Valley, Chile) - [WS 95]


 
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Winery: Montes
Varietal: Syrah
Region: Apalta Valley, Colchagua, Rapel Valley, Chile
Vintage: 2010
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: MONTESFOLLYSYRAH10-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Aurelio’s intuition led him to plant Syrah in the higher slopes of our Apalta Mountain Estate. Thus the Montes Folly name was born: The conventional wine growers and trade considered it "Folly" to plant Syrah, an untested variety in the region, and double "Folly" to do so in the higher slopes, extremely expensive to clear, plant and grow. The genius of Aurelio, however, had us all firmly believing from the start that Montes Folly would be the wild dream we sought, the perfect partner to our beloved Montes Alpha "M".

Montes Folly is grown on the very highest slopes of our "la Finca de Apalta" vineyard, in Apalta Valley, with an inclination exceeding 45º degrees. These high reaches are home to the superb grapes that become Montes Folly, Chile’s first ultra-premium Syrah. Yields are extremely low at less than 4 tons per hectare, with grapes and clusters that are much smaller and even more concentrated than in the vineyard’s lower slopes. As a result, they deliver more color and tannins, making Montes Folly richly colored, complex and powerful, with over 14% alcohol. Montes Folly’s blockbuster style and lingering finish attest to its pedigree.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This dense red delivers cream-tinged layers of blackberry coulis, cassis and plum sauce backed by well-integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Compact now, with fine spice, smoke and licorice notes gracing the long finish. Syrah. Best from 2014 through 2020. 250 cases imported." – NW (Dec 15, 2012)

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