Apaltagua Curicó Valley

Region
Chile
Owner
Edward Tutunjian
Winemaker
Carolina Franca
Size
131 hectare
Established
1999
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The history of Apaltagua began 18 years ago when the successful American businessman Edward Tutunjian was on vacation in Chile. He fell in love with the country and with its amazing wines. During this trip, he decided to invest in Chile and acquired his first vineyard called ¨La Pancora¨. It is situated in the 7th Region, near to Tricao in the prestigious Curico valley. Subsequently, with the intention of increasing both the area under cultivation and the variety of wine grapes, he acquired a second property in an area called ¨Huaquen¨. This vineyard is situated in Curepto, an area known for the excellence of its grapes, which lies on the border of the Curico and Maule Valleys.

Due to the great success of his first wine launched in the American market under the name 'Pacifico Sur', Mr Tutunjian decided to acquire 'Viñedos y Bodega Apaltagua' in the marvellous Apalta Valley in Colchagua.

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Coleccion Blanc, , Apaltagua

Coleccion Blanc

Origin: San Antonio Valley, Chile

The Marsanne and Rousanne come from Apaltagua’s vineyard situated in the Coastal Mountain Range, located at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level. The vineyard is planted in espalderas, and is 8 years old. The wines from this coastal zone (San Antonio) achieve excellent results due to the cool climate and well-developed soils, with a clay-sandy loam character, with granite stones and calcareous deposits. Harvested by hand, the grapes are transported in bins of 10-13 kilograms, inside refrigerated trucks so that the clusters are not crushed, and the rick of oxidation is diminished, therefore preserving the organoleptic qualities of the grapes

Vinification

Both the Marsanne and Rousanne are fermented together in stainless steel tanks, at very low temperatures, in order to preserve the aromatic characteristics of the varieties. The Viognier is fermented separately, and is added to the blend, adding more vivacity to the wine. The wine is then blended and transferred to a cement egg tank, which allows the treated lees of the Viognier to be constantly in suspension, adding body and a well-rounded mouth to the wine, while maintaining the freshness and fruity characteristics. This process lasts between two and three months. The wine is not filtered, and therefore maintains the essence of the egg tank.

Grape Variety
Marsanne 50%, Roussanne 45%, Sauvignon Gris 5%
Alcohol by Volume
12.5% ABV
Wine Style
White Wines
Closure
Cork

Winemaker's Notes

Of a pale yellow colour, with green tones, the Colección Blanc is also rather opaque, being an unfiltered wine. In the nose it is intense, with floral notes, and fruits such as apricots and Golden berries. In the mouth it is fresh and mineral, with good volume and creaminess, with a persistent finish.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922309COLECCION Marsanne Roussanne16Bottle (75cl)2016 Trade only--
B0922502COLECCION Marsanne Roussanne18Bottle (75cl)2018 Trade only--

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Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Gran Verano Chardonnay, , Apaltagua

Gran Verano Chardonnay

Origin: Central Valley, Chile

The entire vineyards are carefully tended with affection and with respect for the natural surroundings. The grapes in the Gran Verano Chardonnay wine come from Apaltagua’s own three vineyards in the Central Valley of Chile. The vineyards were planted in flat and low ridges in places with extraordinary natural conditions perfect for the growth of grapevines

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand early in the mornings in March when they have reached optimal maturity. The grapes are whole-cluster pressed. The must is decanted at low temperatures ranging between 5º to 8º C (41º to 46º F) and then fermented in our winery in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures ranging from 14º to 16º C (56º to 61º F) during a twenty-day period allowing the extraction of its varietal aroma. The wine is then placed in stainless steel tanks for three months before being bottled.

Grape Variety
Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by Volume
13.0% ABV
Wine Style
White Wines
Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker's Notes

The Gran Verano Chardonnay is a straw coloured wine with glints of green. It possesses an intense, fruity aroma with well-emphasized touches of peach, mango and pineapple. The forward fruit and un-oaked flavours are followed by a big, luscious finish.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922397APALTAGUA Gran Verano Chard 22Bottle (75cl)2022 Trade only--

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Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Reserva Chardonnay, , Apaltagua

Reserva Chardonnay

Origin: Casablanca Valley

The grapes for the Apaltagua Reserva Chardonnay come from vineyards located in the area of El Turco in the Casablanca Valley, a region known for its marked marine influence, and for being the most favourable valley in Chile for the production of white wines. Harvested by hand, the grapes are carefully transported in bins of 350 kilograms, in order for the grapes to remain intact, and so that the organoleptic quality of the grapes is preserved. The yields are kept to around eight to ten tons of grapes per hectare.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested between the months of March and April when they have reached their optimal maturity levels. The grapes first go through an exhaustive selection process, then a pre-fermentation maceration with the skins, in order to extract the aromas. The maceration lasts from four to twelve hours, with low temperatures controlled to 5°C (41°F). Afterwards, the must is pressed, and allows us to extract and separate two types of juice: the highest-quality free-flow juice, and the pressed juice, in order to finally start the fermentation process in tanks of stainless steel. The aging process takes place without separating the lees from the wine, and lasts between four and six months. The wine is then bottled, and the aging process continues in the bottle for three months.

Grape Variety
Chardonnay 100%
Alcohol by Volume
13.0% ABV
Wine Style
White Wines
Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker's Notes

A lovely pale yellow hue, our Apaltagua Reserva Chardonnay has flecks of green, and is clean and bright. Aromatically, it reveals hints of tropical fruit, such as passion fruit and pineapple. In the mouth it leaves a persistent note of lemon peel and melon.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922415APALTAGUA Reserva Chardonnay18Bottle (75cl)2018 Trade only--
B0922442APALTAGUA Reserva Chardonnay21Bottle (75cl)2021 Trade only--

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Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Reserva Pinot Gris, , Apaltagua

Reserva Pinot Gris

Origin: San Antonio Valley

The Pinot Gris grapes come from a vineyard located in the Coastal Mountain Range at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level. The vineyard is 4 years old, and is trellised in soils composed of a loam-clay-sand blend, with a significant presence of granite rocks.

Vinification

Our grapes are harvested by hand and transported by refrigerated trucks to diminish the risk of oxidation and preserve the organoleptic quality of the grapes. Next, the grapes are pressed and the juice is separated from the skins and slightly filtered to obtain a clean fermentation. Next, the must is fermented in tanks of stainless steel for 20 days, with selected yeasts. Finally, the ageing takes places on the fine lees of the wine, in stainless steel tanks for 2-3 months, in order to reinforce the structure and aromas before bottling.

Grape Variety
Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%
Alcohol by Volume
14.0% ABV
Wine Style
White Wines
Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker's Notes

Pale yellow in colour, with an intense aromatic expression of flowers and white fruits, such as orange blossom, pear and green apple. The mouth is fresh and smooth, with fruit flavors and a vibrant acidity with a citric character and a long finish.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922405APALTAGUA Res. Pinot Gris 18Bottle (75cl)2018 Trade only--
B0922448APALTAGUA Res. Pinot Gris 21Bottle (75cl)2021 Trade only--

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Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, , Apaltagua

Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

Origin: San Antonio Valley, Chile

This Sauvignon Blanc comes from a vineyard located in the Coastal Mountain Range, at 71°28’14” W and 33°41’20” S with an altitude of 200 meters above sea level. The vines are 8 years old and are planted on trellises in soil composed of loam, sand and clay with granite rocks. The controlled yields are approximately 10-12 tons per hectare. Apalta is situated in the centre of the Colchagua Valley, a few kilometres from the town of Santa Cruz. The Apalta Valley is made up of 800 hectares of grapes and other crops. This valley is characterized by its excellent conditions for the development of wine grapes, which has been demonstrated by the great wines that are produced in the area.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in April and are transported in boxes of 10-12 kilograms in refrigerated trucks so the clusters are not crushed, the risk of oxidation is diminished, and the organoleptic quality of the grape is preserved. The grapes then undergo maceration at low temperatures for 12 hours. Subsequently, the juice is separated from its skins and slightly filtered to obtain a clean fermentation. Next, the must is fermented in tanks of stainless steel for 20-30 days, with selected yeasts at temperatures between 12°-13°C (53°-55°F). The aging is continued, with the lees, in steel tanks for an additional 2-3 months to reinforce the structure and aromas. Finally, the wine is bottled and launched onto the distinct markets.

Grape Variety
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
Alcohol by Volume
13.5% ABV
Wine Style
White Wines
Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker's Notes

With a strong and expressive character, this Sauvignon Blanc demonstrates the potency of the San Antonio Valley, leading with its herbaceous, salty and citric notes, such as key lime and touch of minerality. The flavour is fruity and the texture is creamy, the acidity is crisp with a juicy finish. It is a full-bodied wine, balanced, with a large personality and exquisite elegance. The potential cellaring is 3 years, and is ideal to accompany goat cheese, shellfish, oysters and mild fish.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922424APALTAGUA Reserva Sauvignon 19Bottle (75cl)2019 Trade only--
B0922435APALTAGUA Reserva Sauvignon 21Bottle (75cl)2021 Trade only--
B0922446APALTAGUA Reserva Sauvignon 22Bottle (75cl)2022 Trade only--

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Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Gran Verano Cabernet Rosé, , Apaltagua

Gran Verano Cabernet Rosé

Origin: Central Valley, Chile

The entire vineyard is carefully tended with affection and with respect for the natural surroundings. The grapes in the Gran Verano Rosado Cabernet wine come from Apaltagua’s own three vineyards in the Central Valley in Chile. The vineyards were planted on flat fields and low ridges in places with extraordinary natural conditions for the growth of grapevines

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand early in the mornings in April when they have reached optimal maturity. The grapes are pressed gently, with whole cluster, so as not to extract too much color and in order to maintain a good acidity. The must is overflowed (in order to down the turbidity of the must) to obtain a clean fermentation. Right away, the must is fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures ranging from 14° to 16° C (57° to 61°F) during a twenty-day period. When the alcoholic fermentation is finished, the wine is kept stainless steel tanks for 3 months before being bottled and launched on the market.

Grape Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Alcohol by Volume
12.5% ABV
Wine Style
Rosé Wines
Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker's Notes

The Apaltagua Gran Verano Rosado Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautiful pink color with brilliant tones. Its aromas remind us of strawberries as well as delicate and fresh floral hints. In the mouth it is soft and well balanced and with a a pleasant acidity.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922358APALTAGUA Gran Verano Rose 18Bottle (75cl)2018 Trade only--
B0922384APALTAGUA Gran Verano Rose 20Bottle (75cl)2020 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Coleccion Carignan, , Apaltagua

Coleccion Carignan

Origin: Maule Valley, Chile

The Colección Carignan comes from a vineyard on the Banks of the Cauquenes River, with an alluvial soil consisting of thin, poor loam and clay, with a presence of quartz. This vineyard was planted in bush vines during the 1960s, and up until today all of the agricultural work is done using horses. The vines are also completely dry-farmed, allowing a very limited production of highly concentrated grapes.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested at the end of April and Harvested by hand, the grapes are transported in bins of 10-12 kg. at night, in order to avoid any type of oxidation. In order to extract colour and aromas, once the grapes are de-stemmed, they pass through a grape-by-grape selection table, and then onto a small stainless steel tank (10,000L capacity), where they remain for four to six days in cold maceration (temperatures lower than 10°C). Afterwards, the fermentation takes place, lasting eight to ten days, using selected yeasts, at temperatures between 24°-26°C. A selective post-fermentation maceration is done for just a few days, before finishing malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels with one to two years of previous use. The wine remains in the barrels for 12-14 months. Finally, the wine is blended in a stainless steel tank, and ages for three to four months before bottling.

Grape Variety
Carignan 85%, Syrah/Shiraz 12%, Pinot Noir 3%
Alcohol by Volume
14.0% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Cork

Winemaker's Notes

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.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922508COLECCION Carignan 19Bottle (75cl)2019 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Envero Gran Reserva, , Apaltagua

Envero Gran Reserva

Origin: Colchagua Valley, Chile

The entire vineyards are carefully tended with affection and with respect for the natural surroundings. The grapes in the Gran Reserva Envero come from Apaltagua’s own 60 hectare vineyards in Apalta in the Colchagua Valley. Apalta is known as the valley blessed by the hand of God for its perfect natural conditions required for the growth of grapevines. Harvested by hand, the grapes are transported in trays of 10 kilograms which enable us to preserve the organoleptic quality of the grapes. Yields are between 7000-8000 kilograms per hectare

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in April when they have reached optimal maturity. The harvest is done very selectively in order to ensure only the best grapes from the 60 year old vines. In order to extract colour and aromas, the must is interfused with its skin for three days at low temperatures. The must is then fermented for seven days in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures ranging from 28° to 30° C (82° to 86°F). The wine is then left to macerate for two additional weeks in order to extract its fruity characteristics. Afterwards, 60% of the wine is aged in American and French oak barrels and 40% in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then aged in oak for 10 to 12 months. Finally, the wine is cellared in bottles for six additional months.

Grape Variety
Carménère 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%
Alcohol by Volume
14.5% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Cork

Winemaker's Notes

Red-violet in colour, brilliant and vivid, this Apaltagua Gran Reserva Envero shows ripe blackberries, tobacco, and spices. It possesses a remarkable combination of ripe fruit notes and oak mixed with vanilla. Its flavour is juicy, full, and concentrated, highlighting the softness in the mouth and the raspberry and plum tannins with a touch of tobacco. It has a long and lingering finish

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922305ENVERO Gran Reserva 15Bottle (75cl)2015 Trade only--
B0922332ENVERO Gran Reserva magnum 15Magnum (150cl)2015 Trade only--
B0922501ENVERO Gran Reserva 17Bottle (75cl)2017 Trade only--
B0922505ENVERO Gran Reserva 18Bottle (75cl)2018 Trade only--

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Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Gran Verano Cabernet Sauvignon, , Apaltagua

Gran Verano Cabernet Sauvignon

Origin: Central Valley, Chile

The entire vineyards are carefully tended with affection and with respect for the natural surroundings. The grapes in the Gran Verano Cabernet Sauvignon wine come from Apaltagua’s own three vineyards in the Central Valley in Chile. The vineyards were planted in flat and low ridges in places with extraordinary natural conditions, perfect for the growth of grapevines.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in April when they have reached optimal maturity. The must is then fermented in our winery in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures ranging from 28° to 30° C (82° to 86° F) for seven days. The wine is then left to macerate for five additional days in order to extract its fruity characteristic. Finally, the wine is placed in stainless steel tanks for three months before being bottled.

Grape Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Alcohol by Volume
13.0% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker's Notes

The Gran Verano Cabernet Sauvignon has an intense ruby red colour. A delicious, rounded taste, forward red fruit flavours, and sweet tannins are followed by a fresh, balanced finish

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922392APALTAGUA Gran Verano Cab 21Bottle (75cl)2021 Trade only--
B0922552APALTAGUA Gran Verano Cab 22Bottle (75cl)2022 Trade only--
B1922189APALTAGUA Gran Ver Cab half 18Half (37.5cl)2018 Trade only--

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Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Gran Verano Carmenere, , Apaltagua

Gran Verano Carmenere

Origin: Central Valley, Chile

The entire vineyards are carefully tended with affection and with respect for the natural surroundings. The grapes in the Gran Verano Carmenere wine come from our own three vineyards in the Central Valley in Chile. The vineyards were planted in flat and low ridges in places with extraordinary natural conditions, perfect for the growth of grapevines

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in April when they have reached optimal maturity. The must is then fermented in our winery in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures ranging from 28° to 30° C (82° to 86° F) for seven days. The wine is then left to macerate for five additional days in order to extract its fruity characteristic. Finally, the wine is placed in stainless steel tanks for three months before being bottled.

Grape Variety
Carménère 100%
Alcohol by Volume
14.0% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker's Notes

The Gran Verano Carmenere is a deep plum coloured wine with glints of blue. It possesses various complex aromas where mature red and black fruits combine. It is a full-bodied wine with well-balanced acidity, rounded out by an intense persistent finish

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922369APALTAGUA Gran Verano Carmen18Bottle (75cl)2018 Trade only--
B0922383APALTAGUA Gran Verano Carmen19Bottle (75cl)2019 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Grial Carmenere, , Apaltagua

Grial Carmenere

Origin: Colchagua Valley, Chile

The entire vineyard is carefully tended with affection and with respect for the natural surroundings. The grapes in the Apaltagua Grial come from Apaltagua’s own 60-hectare vineyard in Apalta in the Colchagua Valley in Chile, a place renowned for the perfect natural conditions required for the growth of grapevines.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in May, with care given to select the best bunches of grapes from the 60 year old vines. In order to extract colour and aromas, the must is interfused with its skin for three days at low temperatures. The must is then fermented for seven days in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures ranging from 28º to 30º C (82º to 86º F). The wine is next left to macerate for two additional weeks in order to extract its fruity characteristics. After that, the wine is aged in brand new oak barrels for twelve months. Finally, the wine is cellared in bottles for six additional months.

Grape Variety
Carménère 100%
Alcohol by Volume
14.0% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Cork

Winemaker's Notes

This Apaltagua Grial boasts opulent, ruby red colouring. It is dense, well-structured, and balanced with touches of plum, blackberry, and mineral complimented by a subtle hint of toasted oak. Appetizing and juicy, it is a delicious example of the best Carmenere Chile has to offer.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922111APALTAGUA Icon Grial Carmen 09Bottle (75cl)2009 Trade only--
B0922112APALTAGUA Icon Grial Carmen 15Bottle (75cl)2015 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, , Apaltagua

Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Origin: Colchagua Valley

The entire vineyards are carefully tended with affection and with respect for the natural surroundings. The grapes in the Apaltagua Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon come from their own 60-hectare vineyard in Apalta in the Colchagua Valley, a place renowned for the perfect natural conditions required for the growth of grapevines

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in April when they have reached optimal maturity. In order to extract colour and aromas, the must is interfused with its skin for three days at low temperatures. The must is then fermented for seven days in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures ranging from 26° to 28°C (79° to 82°F). The wine is next left to macerate for an additional ten days to extract its fruity characteristics. Then, 50% of the wine is aged in oak barrels for six to eight months before its launch on the market.

Grape Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Alcohol by Volume
13.5% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Cork

Winemaker's Notes

This Apaltagua Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon is characterized as being a sophisticated and elegant wine, in which touches of strawberry and cherry are well emphasized. In the mouth, it possesses a delicate, velvet, full-bodied taste, and has a generous lingering finish.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922401APALTAGUA Reserva Cabernet 17Bottle (75cl)2017 Trade only--
B0922423APALTAGUA Reserva Cabernet 18Bottle (75cl)2018 Trade only--
B0922444APALTAGUA Reserva Cabernet 21Bottle (75cl)2021 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Reserva Carmenere, , Apaltagua

Reserva Carmenere

Origin: Colchagua Valley

The grapes are grown in a 60-hectare vineyard in Apalta, Colchagua Valley.

The Colchagua Valley has a Mediterranean climate: a cold and rainy winter and a dry and warm summer. Marked temperature differences between day and night provide ideal conditions for growing the grapes.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in April. The must is interfused with its skin for three days at low temperatures. It is then fermented for seven days in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures ranging from 26° to 28°C (79° to 82° F). The wine is next left to macerate for an additional ten days to extract its fruity characteristics. Then, 50% of the wine is aged in oak barrels for six to eight months.

Grape Variety
Carménère 100%
Alcohol by Volume
14.0% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Cork

Winemaker's Notes

This Apaltagua Reserva Carmenere is an intense wine, purple in colour. From start to finish, the touches of tobacco, and red and black cherries intermingle, producing a great potency in the mouth. It has a generous body with smooth and friendly tannins. It is a well rounded wine with a juicy and lingering finish.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922329APALTAGUA Reserva Carmenere 16Bottle (75cl)2016 Trade only--
B0922434APALTAGUA Reserva Carmenere 20Bottle (75cl)2020 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Reserva Malbec, , Apaltagua

Reserva Malbec

Origin: Maule Valley, Chile

The entire vineyard is carefully tended with affection and with respect for the natural surroundings. The Huaquen vineyards are located between the Curico and Maule Valleys in Curepto. This area was carefully selected by professionals due to its climate and location. The Huaquen vineyards are characterized by being set in the hills at the foot of the coastal mountain range, which provides excellent sun exposure ideal for producing quality wine grapes. Harvested by hand, the grapes are transported in 400kg bins preventing the grape clusters from being pressed in order to preserve the organoleptic quality of the grape.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand between April and May. In order to extract colour and aromas, the grape is de-stemmed and put into stainless steel tanks with a medium volume for 4-6 days at cold temperatures (below 50°F) in order to macerate. After, the must is fermented for 7 days with selected yeasts at temperatures between 28°-30° C (82° to 86° F). The malolactic fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks; however, part of this wine (30-40%) is aged for 5-6 months in French barrels which have been used for 1-2 years prior. Finally, both are combined in stainless steel tanks and aged for 3-4 months before bottling.

Grape Variety
Malbec 100%
Alcohol by Volume
13.0% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Cork

Winemaker's Notes

Bright and ruby red incolour, this Apaltagua Reserva Malbec possesses notes of cherry and cassis with a touch of vanilla. The floral notes also give this wine an edge. On the palate it has well-rounded touches of red fruits and plum. It is ideal to drink now.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922443APALTAGUA Reserva Malbec 21Bottle (75cl)2021 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Reserva Merlot, , Apaltagua

Reserva Merlot

Origin: Colchagua Valley

The entire vineyard is carefully tended with affection and respect for the natural surroundings. The grapes cultivated for the Apaltagua Reserva Merlot come from 14 year old vines in Apaltagua’s own 60 hectare vineyard in the Colchagua Valley, in the community of Palmilla. Harvested by hand, the grapes are transported in bins of 400 kilograms so that the bunches remain intact, thus preserving the organoleptic quality of the grapes. Yields are approximately 10,000-11,000 kilograms per hectare.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand at the beginning of April. In order to extract colour and aromas, the grape is de-stemmed and the must is placed in stainless steel tanks, where it remains for four to six days during a cold, pre-fermentation maceration (temperatures below 10°C or 50°F). Next, the alcoholic fermentation lasts for seven days, with selected yeasts, at temperatures between 28° to 30°C (82° to 86°F). Malolactic fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks. Afterwards, one part of the wine (between 30-40%) is transferred to French oak barrels with two to three years of use, and is aged for five to six months. Finally, the wine is blended in stainless steel tanks and continues to age for three to four months before being bottled.

Grape Variety
Merlot 100%
Alcohol by Volume
13.5% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Cork

Winemaker's Notes

Red with glints of purple, This Apaltagua Reserva Merlot has notes of raspberry and creme de cassis. The aroma is intense, with touches of fresh fruit and a light hint of spices. In the mouth it is elegant, with a medium body. The tannins are smooth and round, with just enough oak to lend elegance and a persistent finish.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922417APALTAGUA Reserva Merlot 18Bottle (75cl)2018 Trade only--
B0922438APALTAGUA Reserva Merlot 20Bottle (75cl)2020 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Reserva Pinot Noir, , Apaltagua

Reserva Pinot Noir

Origin: San Antonio Valley

The entire vineyard is carefully tended with affection and with respect for the natural surroundings. The grapes in the Apaltagua Reserva Pinot Noir come from Apaltagua’s own vineyard, called Manantiales, in the sector of El Turco in the San Antonio Valley, a place with extraordinary natural conditions required for the growth of grapevines. The San Antonio Valley has a Mediterranean-style climate with a cold, rainy winter and a warm, dry summer. Marked temperature differences between day and night make ideal conditions for the growth of our wine grapes.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in March when they have reached optimal maturity, with care given to select the best bunches of grapes. In order to extract colour and aromas, the must is interfused with its skin for three days at low temperatures. The must is then fermented for ten days in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at temperatures ranging from 24° to 26°C (75° to 79°F). Then, 30% of the wine is aged in oak barrels for six to eight months. Finally, the wine is cellared in bottles for six additional months.

Grape Variety
Pinot Noir 100%
Alcohol by Volume
13.5% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker's Notes

The Apaltagua Reserva Pinot Noir possesses a clean, brilliant, ruby red colour and emphasizes aromas of cherries and raspberries, well combined with soft notes of oak. In the mouth, it boasts smooth and elegant tannins followed by a sophisticated finish.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922416APALTAGUA Reserva Pinot Noir18Bottle (75cl)2018 Trade only--
B0922445APALTAGUA Reserva Pinot Noir20Bottle (75cl)2020 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Signature Cabernet Sauvignon, , Apaltagua

Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

Origin: Maipo Valley, Chile

The grapes for the Apaltagua Signature Cabernet Sauvignon come from the Maipo Cordillera area, at the foot of the Andes Mountains, where the best Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in Chile, wines made from highly-concentrated grapes. The vines for this Cabernet Sauvignon were planted more than 30 years ago, and the yields are approximately 5000 kilograms per hectare.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand in April when they have reached optimal maturity. The harvest is done very selectively in order to assure the best choice of grape clusters from specific areas of the vineyard that are over 30 years old. In order to extract colour and aromas, the must undergoes a three-day pre-fermentation at low temperatures. Afterwards the must is fermented in stainless steels tanks for seven days with selected yeasts and temperatures ranging from 28° to 30° C (82° to 86° F). Malolactic fermentation is done in new, 100% French oak barrels which allows for better integration of the wood and tannins. The wine is aged for 12 months in the barrels and then kept in stainless steel tanks for five months. After, the wine is bottled and aged for a further 10 months.

Grape Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Alcohol by Volume
14.0% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Cork

Winemaker's Notes

This Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is ruby in colour and possesses red fruit flavours distinguished by cherries and strawberries with vanilla and tobacco notes. Its taste is fresh with a balanced, pleasant acidity. It has a very open structure of tannins delivering delicious fruit and chocolate blends

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922276APALTAGUA Signature Cabernet13Bottle (75cl)2013 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Late Harvest Pinot Gris 37.5cl, , Apaltagua

Late Harvest Pinot Gris 37.5cl

Origin: San Antonio & Maule Valley, Chile

The Pinot Gris, Marsanne and Roussanne grapes come from a vineyard situated at the Coastal Mountain Range with an altitude of 150 meters above sea level. The vineyard, which is eight years old, is planted on vertical trellises. Harvested by hand, the grapes are transported to the winery in refrigerated trucks, thus taking care the organoleptic quality of the grape. The Moscatel de Alejandría grapes are produced in the Cauquenes Valley and come from a centenary vineyard without irrigation. The vines are grown in the traditional “Goblet” or head trellising system.

Vinification

This wine is made from selected grapes, which are harvested by hand very late in the growing season, during the months of May and June. The must is fermented in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 14-16° C (57°-61° F). Because of the high level of sugars, the fermentation is very slow, lasting one month, and results in a more aromatically complex wine, and more weight in the mouth. The fermentation is stopped by lowering the temperature when 90 grams of sugar remain.

Grape Variety
Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 60%, Moscatel 20%, Marsanne 15%, Roussanne 5%
Alcohol by Volume
11.5% ABV
Wine Style
Dessert & Sweet Wines
Closure
Cork

Winemaker's Notes

This wine has an intense wheat-yellow color. Its aromas are complex, dominated by mature fruit such as papaya, canned peaches and quince mixed with ginger notes and a subtle floral background with hints of honey. In the mouth it has a refreshing minerality, a pleasant texture, a great structure with a long and refreshing finish which reminds us the San Antonio coastal influence. Food pairing suggestions: Ideal to accompany with mature cheeses, blue cheese, desserts and fruit.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0922349LATE HARVEST Pinot Gris 17Half (37.5cl)2017 Trade only--
B0922503LATE HARVEST Pinot Gris hlf 18Half (37.5cl)2018 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

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