Apaltagua Costero Extra Brut
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This grows in Chile’s coastal hills, seven miles from the Pacific, a blend of chardonnay harvested ripe and sauvignon blanc harvested early. After nine months in the bottle on the lees, it’s the sauvignon blanc that shows itself most clearly, its green notes edging the riper peach and apple flavors. Dry, smoky and austere, this wine has a salty finish that will work well with oysters. Global Vineyard Importers, Berkeley, CA. Best Buy
Apaltagua Winery, owned by the Tutunjian family, specializes in small-production, appellation-based wines. Apaltagua’s 65-year-old vineyards are located in some of the most prestigious appellations of Chile. The winery is located in the renowned Apalta region of the Colchagua Valley, famous for producing some of the top-rated wines made from Carménère, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Apaltagua wines are crafted by winemaker Carolina França.