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Apaltagua is a winery that specializes in one distinguished, but lesse...

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Apaltagua is a winery that specializes in one distinguished, but lesser known, grape varietal - carmenère. Carmenère is the "lost Bordeaux" variety, as it was originally planted in Bordeaux, but was abandoned there because it was too late ripening for their climate, but was known for producing very high quality and elegant wines. Thankfully, the carmenère variety was imported to Chile where it not only survives, but makes exceptionally good wines in the hands of wineries like Apaltagua.

Apaltagua, owned by the seven Donoso Silva brothers, has a missionary-like zeal in its dedication to, and excitement about, the carmenère grape. The winery produces three levels of carmenère-based wines: Apaltagua Estate Carmenère, Apaltagua Envero Carmenère, and Apaltagua Grial Carmenère. Much of the fruit comes from ungrafted, 60-year old carmenère vines all located on the family estate in the prestigious Apalta district of Chile. The resulting wines are exceptionally good, with a chocolately richness and a peppery edge, combining the best attributes of merlot and cabernet sauvignon in one grape.

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  • Apaltagua Envero Gran Reserva Carmenere 2018  Front Label
    Apaltagua Envero Gran Reserva Carmenere 2018
    Carmenere from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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  • Apaltagua Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019  Front Label
    Apaltagua Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
    Cabernet Sauvignon from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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    • Apaltagua Reserva Pinot Noir 2018 Front Label
      Apaltagua Reserva Pinot Noir 2018
      Pinot Noir from Curico Valley, Chile
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