Light straw yellow with hints of green color; citrus, lime nose; grapefruit, green melon, peach, lemon, lime on the palate.
Light, crisp, excellent acidity (3.23 pH) that holds through long finish. Fermented 100% in stainless steel. Drink as young as possible to savor the fresh fruit flavors. Excellent food wine; when well made, all sauv blancs are great with wide range of lighter foods—salads, ceviche, shell fish, shrimp, lemon chicken, grilled fish, pasta.
Viña Montes is a Chilean success story. It began in 1987 with founders Aurelio Montes and Douglas Murray, both experienced wine professionals, and they were joined the next year by Alfredo Vidaurre and Pedro Grand, who brought business skills. From the beginning, Montes wanted to build itself without help of non-Chilean experts and to focus on high quality wines with a large export focus. Today, Montes sells in more than 100 countries world wide. When Montes began exporting, only 13 other Chilean wineries sold outside Chile. Today, the number is more than 200.
Viña Montes Classic Series Aconcagua Coast Sauvignon Blanc 2015 easily maintains the Viñas Montes tradition of quality. Many of their wines are among the more expensive offerings from Chile, but expensive is relative. Chilean wines are great bargains at every price level. This effort is worth a screw top twist. $11-13
Additional photos: Viña Montes vineyards