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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Coleccion Blanc

Apaltagua
San Antonio Valley, Chile

Marsanne 50%, Roussanne 45%, Sauvignon Gris 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

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 13.0%

Reserva Chardonnay

Apaltagua
Casablanca Valley

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.

ABV 13.0%

Reserva Pinot Gris

Apaltagua
San Antonio Valley

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

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.

ABV 14.0%

Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

Apaltagua
San Antonio 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.

ABV 13.5%

Gran Verano Cabernet Rosé

Apaltagua
Central Valley, Chile

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

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.

ABV 12.5%

Coleccion Carignan

Apaltagua
Maule Valley, Chile

Carignan 85%, Syrah/Shiraz 12%, 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 14.0%

Envero Gran Reserva

Apaltagua
Colchagua Valley, Chile

Carménère 90%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%

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

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 13.0%

Gran Verano Carmenere

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%

Grial Carmenere

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

Apaltagua
Colchagua Valley

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.

ABV 13.5%

Reserva Carmenere

Apaltagua
Colchagua Valley

Carménère 100%

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.

ABV 14.0%

Reserva Malbec

Apaltagua
Maule Valley, Chile

Malbec 100%

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.

ABV 13.0%

Reserva Merlot

Apaltagua
Colchagua Valley

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.

ABV 13.5%

Reserva Pinot Noir

Apaltagua
San Antonio Valley

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.

ABV 13.5%

Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

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

ABV 14.0%

Late Harvest Pinot Gris 37.5cl

Apaltagua
San Antonio & Maule Valley, Chile

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 60%, Moscatel 20%, Marsanne 15%, Roussanne 5%

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.

ABV 11.5%

Huaquén Chardonnay

Huaquén
Central Valley

Chardonnay 100%

Intense, fruity aromas with well-emphasized touches of peach, mango and pineapple. The forward fruit and un-oaked flavours are followed by a big, luscious finish.

ABV 13.0%

Huaquén Cabernet Sauvignon

Huaquén
Central Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

A sophisticated and elegant wine in which touches of strawberry and cherry are well emphasized. It possesses a delicate full-bodied taste and generous finish in which the touches of vanilla and herbs stand out.

ABV 13.0%

Huaquén Reserva Carmenere

Huaquén
Colchagua Valley

Carménère 100%

Huaquen Reserva Carmenere is an intense wine, wild purple in colour. From start to finish, 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.

ABV 14.0%

Huaquén Reserva Pinot Noir

Huaquén
San Antonio Valley

Pinot Noir 100%

Huaquen Pinot Noir Reserva wine possesses a clear 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.

ABV 13.5%


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