Chile

Chile has an unusual geography, with cooling influences from the Pacific and Andes but also plentiful sunshine. The vineyards range for more than 900km north to south but rarely more than 100km from east to west.

Generally speaking the climate is warm Mediterranean. Sustainable and organic grape growing and wine making are widely practised. Chile is the only wine-producing country free of the phylloxera bug.

Chile's most important red grape is Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is the most popular white.

The vine was introduced to Chile's Central Valley by the Spanish Conquistadores in the mid-16th century.

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Costero Extra Brut NV

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Sauvignon Blanc 40%, Chardonnay 60%

Apaltagua Costero is pale gold in colour, with fine bubbles. On the nose it is clean with marked notes of white fruits, such as green and yellow apples. Clear notes of crusty bread and hazelnuts mix with a delicate hint of buttery aromas. In the mouth it is creamy with subtle flavours of green fruit and dry fruits and a long and lingering finish.

Coleccion Blanc

By Apaltagua
San Antonio Valley, Chile

Marsanne 50%, Roussanne 45%, Viognier 5%

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.

ABV 12.5%

Gran Verano Chardonnay

By Apaltagua
Central Valley, Chile

Chardonnay 100%

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.

ABV 13.5%

Gran Verano Sauvignon Blanc

By Apaltagua
Central Valley, Chile

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

The Gran Verano Sauvignon Blanc has a bright yellow tint with glints of green. Its prominent aromas of lime blend harmoniously with herbs and floral notes. In the mouth it is soft, citric and refreshing to the palate

Reserva Chardonnay

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Chardonnay 100%

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.

Reserva Riesling

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Riesling 100%

This Riesling is pale yellow, clean and bright. The nose is fresh and, at the same time, perfumed, full of fruit, citrus and floral aromas, highlighting notes of grapefruit, lime, apple and apricot, while delivering subtle notes of caramel, which lend to its complexity. In the mouth, it is fresh, fruity, and well-balanced, with good acidity and smoothness, a great mid-palate, mineral qualities and a dry touch.

Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

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.

Gran Verano Rose

By Apaltagua
Central Valley, Chile

Carménère 100%

The Gran Verano Rosado Carmenere has a pink colour with brilliant tones. Its prominent aromas are cherries and spice. In the mouth it is soft and well balanced and refreshing to the palate

ABV 13.5%

Reserva Rosé Carmenere

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Syrah/Shiraz 15%, Carménère 85%

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.

Coleccion Carignan

By Apaltagua
Central Valley, Chile

Syrah/Shiraz 12%, Carignan 85%, Pinot Noir 3%

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.

ABV 14.5%

Coleccion Pinot Noir

By Apaltagua
San Antonio Valley, Chile

Pinot Noir 100%

With a pale ruby-red and medium intensity, the Colección Pinot Noir has pronounced aromas of wild fruits, such as blackcurrant, raspberry with cassis and a touch of smoke from the French oak. In the mouth it is dry, with a medium-high level of acidity, and mature tannins.

ABV 14.5%

Gran Reserva Envero

By Apaltagua
Colchagua Valley, Chile

Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Carménère 90%

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

ABV 14.5%

Gran Verano Cabernet Sauvignon

By Apaltagua
Central Valley, Chile

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

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

ABV 14.0%

Gran Verano Carmenere

By Apaltagua
Central Valley, Chile

Carménère 100%

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

ABV 14.0%

Gran Verano Merlot

By Apaltagua
Central Valley, Chile

Merlot 100%

The Gran Verano Merlot is a ruby red coloured wine and possesses fresh fruit aromas with a touch of cherry. It displays an elegant finish with soft, round tannins

ABV 14.0%

Grial Carmenere

By Apaltagua
Colchagua Valley, Chile

Carménère 100%

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.

ABV 14.0%

Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

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.

Reserva Carmenere

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Carménère 100%

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

Reserva Malbec

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Malbec 100%

The Huaquén vineyard, with its unique location, produces a Malbec with very distinct characteristics. Bright and ruby red in colour, 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.

Reserva Merlot

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Merlot 100%

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.

Reserva Pinot Noir

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Pinot Noir 100%

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.

Reserva Syrah

By Apaltagua
Curicó Valley, Chile

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

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

Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

By Apaltagua
Maipo Valley, Chile

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

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

Late Harvest Riesling

By Apaltagua
San Antonio Valley, Chile

Riesling 100%

This Late Harvest Riesling has an intense wheat-yellow colour. Its aromas are complex, dominated by mature fruit such as papaya, canned peaches, quince, with ginger notes, and mixed with a subtle floral background and a refreshing minerality, due to its origins.


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