Rose petal-coloured, clear, brilliant and clean, this Apaltagua
Carmenere Rosé has perfumed aromas of tart red fruit, such as
raspberry. With ﬂoral notes such as rose, as well as hints of citrus,
there is a touch of light balsamic and subtle spice. In the mouth it
is fresh and dry, with a medium body and a long ﬁnish.
A deep, intense ruby-red colour, the Apaltagua Colección Carignan has a powerful nose, with notes of wild fruits like blackberry and cherry, with floral notes reminiscent of Syrah and Pinot Noir. More subtle hints of sweetness and cedar are also present. In the mouth it is fresh, deep and potent, with an irresistible purity and an impressive persistence. Ageing potential from now until 2020.
The Apaltagua Reserva Syrah is ruby red in colour and possesses fresh
fruit aromas. It is distinguished by notes of cherry with light touches of
mint and vanilla which are contributed by the barrels. It has soft tannins
with a fresh and delicate finish
Lively, deep dense red colour with delicate aromas of wild forest flowers. Ripe tropical fruit characters. Mineral touches come through against a backdrop of spicy and smoky notes. Hints of just picked grapes on the palate along with fresh tannins. In the mouth it is full with a long lingering finish.
This deeply coloured barrel aged Languedoc blend is perfumed with
dark cherries, black pepper and vanilla spice. Hints of wild herbs and
minerals add to a rich palate of dense dark fruits and subtle oak. It is
medium bodied yet well structured with a good backbone of fine
tannins and restrained acidity providing an excellent, long finish.
Made from Grenache, Carignan and Syrah, this lush,
oak-aged red offers intense forest fruits with notes of black pepper
and spice. Serve with rare roast beef, lamb, a game casserole or duck.
The Côte-Rôtie is a wine that guards its secrets. Lovers of old vintages will keep them 10-15 years before they taste. However, Côte-Rôtie can be appreciated as soon as bottled, the wine will present aromas of black fruits, spices and a dense mouth characteristic of the Côte-Rôtie on their youth.
Deep purple and violet colour with black and garnet-red reflections. Spicy on the nose and light reductant: black violet, curcuma, black fruits, prune with alcohol, blackcurrant. Full supple and fruity mouth, supported by silky tannins.
Crimson purple colour with mauve reflections. Elegant, crystallized and spicy on the nose: violet, mocha coffee and Havana, cocoa and nutmeg, black cherry, blackcurrant, black cherry and blackberry. Bright firm and cordial mouth, civilized by tannins made round and silky by the maturing.
Deep crimson purple and violet colour; expressive nose, spicy, fruity and crystallised. Vanilla and Havana, cocoa, black cherry, Morello cherry and blackcurrant. Full on the mouth, cordial, fruity; well-balanced with fine and tonic tannins conferring a beautiful length.
A deep red colour. Concentrated nose of stone fruits and spices. The mouth is full with soft but tight tannins. The wine is very generous and long-lasting with a fresh finish. Ageing potential 6-10 years from the vintage year.
Gorgeous crimson colour, lightly spiced with delicate berry aromas
on the nose and palate. The initial mouth feel is quite sumptuous,
with this elegant Shiraz finishing long and full. Clean palate, and a
fresh fruit driven nose results from a good balance in acidity and
This is a classic Rhône style blend with lots of depth on the palate with spice and black berry on the nose. Mulberries and whiffs of cinnamon, dried herbs and liquorice with very subtle spices in the background. On the palate there’s fruit at first, a structured mid-palate, with lovely elegance, finishing with silky savoury tannins. This wine has a sinewy strength to keep it in perfect shape for +5 years.
Ruby red in colour with violet reflections, conspicuous vivacity,
very limpid and with a good smoothness. An intense and persisting perfume, very refined with inkling of wood fruits and of red ripe fruits. Good flavour, tanning, persisting, harmonic and with good substance.
Aromas of plums on the nose, blueberries and spices are generous on the palate. It finishes with subtle pepper overtones and an impression as big as its namesake.
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