This Montgras Reserva Carmenere 2013 priced at £8.99 has fresh, ripe black fruits that are combined with subtle notes of black pepper, chocolate and spice, to create an elegant toasty wine with complex aromas.
The elegant toasty oak gives this wine the perfect frame for a charming and lingering finish. A plummy red from a medium-sized winery that displays meticulous care in every aspect of its activities.
We do love the Carmenere grape variety and have not yet a bottle that we do not like. This Montgras Reserva Carmenere 2013 kept the trend of not having a bad bottle.
The intense, rich flavours of carmenere make it one of South America’s showcase grapes and this is a good example. With more punch and depth than many Malbecs at the price, it pairs well with food, but works surprisingly well on its own, too.
The Mont Gras winery is located in the heart of one of the best regions for reds in Chile. Vineyards here are ideally situated for Carménère, which requires a long growing season to fully mature, due to the fickle nature of this grape.
As per most New World wines, don’t expect this to be a wallflower, but do expect something completely different as you might from a Pinotage, though not in any way similar. The depth of fruit and spice is, for me, still unsurpassed, but this is not delicate, more a bit of a brute.
Closure: Screw Cork
Alcohol by Volume: 14%
Body: Medium to Full Bodied
This Montgras Reserva Carmenere 2013 is a great match with chocolate flavours but personally I don’t waste it on food preferring to savour it’s unique complexity unadulterated. Just me and the bottle.
You can purchase this wine at Waitrose by following this week http://www.waitrosecellar.com/all-wines/food-wine-matches/mont-gras-carmenere-reserva