About the Winery

Apaltagua Winery, owned by the Tutunjian family, specializes in small production, appellation‐based wines from Chile. Apaltagua’s 70‐year‐old vineyards are located throughout Chile. The winery is located in the prestigious Apalta region of the Colchagua Valley, renowned for producing quality red wines, including Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Apaltagua wines are crafted by winemaker Pablo Barros and consulting winemaker Alvaro Espinoza, one of the country’s foremost winemakers and the pioneer of biodynamic grape farming in Chile.

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The Wines

WP_AP_CHARDApaltagua Reserva Chardonnay grapes are selected from vineyards in the Casablanca Valley. This region is known for the strong Pacific maritime influence and also being recognized as Chile’s first official “cool climate valley,” for the ideal production of white wine grapes. The wine is unoaked and has a golden color and is fresh and clean on the nose with notes of lime and vanilla in the mouth, it is crisp, dry and refreshing.   *Also available in half bottle sizes, 375 ml.

  • Suggested Retail: $13.00

Apaltagua Pinot Gris comes from vineyards on a coastal mountain range in the San Antonio Valley where rocky granite is suspended in the loamy, sandy soils. The fruit is harvested by hand under the Mediterranean-style climate and Pacific ocean breezes. The winemaking process returns a Pinot Gris that is pale yellow with an intense floral aroma of white fruits, orange blossom, pear and green apple. The wine is fresh and smooth with a vibrant acidity and citric character followed by a long finish.

  • Suggested Retail: $13.00

WP_AP_ROSEApaltagua Carmenere Rosé is always fresh and shows a brilliant pink hue in the glass. The nose is greeted with aromas of strawberries, roses, touches of smokey balsamic and a hint of spice. The lingering citrus and lightly spiced tannins lead to a long finish.

  • Suggested Retail: $13.00

WP_AP_PNApaltagua Reserva Pinot Noir in the glass is brilliant ruby color. Emphasized are aromas of cherries, raspberries, and soft notes of oak. It boasts smooth and elegant tannins and a sophisticated finish. The grapes come from Apaltagua’s estate Tricao vineyard in the Curico Valley.   *Also available in half bottle sizes, 375 ml.

  • Suggested Retail: $13.00

WP_AP_MALBECApaltagua Reserva Malbec is grown on low ridges at the foot of the coastal mountain range in Maule Valley. This well structured Malbec stands out as a robust and velvety wine with red fruit flavors, such as cherries mingled with plums, earthy truffle and a touch of pepper.

  • Suggested Retail: $13.00

WP_AP_CARMApaltagua Reserva Carmenère comes from 100% Carmenère grapes. This wine shows a spicy, plummy nose and ripe, berry fruit on the palate. Gentle handling of the grapes preserves the quality and character of the fruit for production. This wine is an impressive introduction to the native Carmenère grape and a very good value.

  • Suggested Retail: $13.00

WP_AP_CSApaltagua Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon in the glass is a deep violet hue and has a rich nose with hints of tobacco and dark chocolate, coupled with ripe stone fruit character on the palate. This wine receives minimal handling before bottling to preserve its uniqueness and integrity.   *Also available in half bottle sizes, 375 ml.

  • Suggested Retail: $13.00

Costero sparkling wine is produced in the méthode Champenoise (fermented in the bottle). It is pale gold in color, 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, where the subtle flavors of white fruit repeat and blend with a nutty hint, and finish with a fresh and persistent end.  A blend of 60% Chardonnay, 40% Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Suggested Retail: $16.00

Granate demi-sec is a sparkling wine made from 60% Chardonnay and 40% fresh estate-grown pomegranate juice. The fruit (including the pomegranate) comes from Apaltagua’s Huaquen property in the Maule Valley coastal range. The wine is aromatic on the nose there are notes of red fruits like strawberries and raspberries. It is juicy and vibrant with medium body and a pleasant effervescence that enhances the fresh fruit character.

  • Suggested Retail: $14.00

Apaltagua Colección Pinot Noir comes from a  limited edition line that showcases the finest wines from Apaltgaua’s best growing regions. The Colección Pinot Noir is from the San Antonio Valley estate vineyard which is known for its coastal Mountain range and close proximity to the Pacific Ocean. With a pale ruby-red and medium intensity, the wine has pronounced aromas of wild fruits, such as blackcurrant, raspberry with cassis and a touch of smoke from the toasted French oak. It is dry, with a medium-high level of acidity, and mature tannins.

  • Suggested Retail: $25.00

WP_AP_ENVEROApaltagua Envero Gran Reserva Carmenère is a blend of Carmenère and a splash of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is dark, rich fruit character is complemented by eight months in French oak. All of the fruit comes from the Apalta region of the Colchagua Valley and has been harvested from 55 year-old vines.

  • Suggested Retail: $17.00

WP_AP_ENVEROApaltagua Envero Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon is 100% estate Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested from the best plots in the Curico Valley. It is complex, balanced and robust characterized by juicy touches of blackberry and blueberry with subtle aromas of tobacco, mineral and a hint of oak.

  • Suggested Retail: $17.00

WP_AP_SIGApaltagua Signature Cabernet Sauvignon from Pirque, in the rocky foothills of the Andes mountains, this Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegantly concentrated wine. Made from 100% Cabernet grapes, it has notes of blueberries, ripe cassis and minerality. Aged in new oak barrels for 18 months.

  • Suggested Retail: $40.00

WP_AP_GRIALApaltagua Carmenère Grial Carmenère Grial is among the very best Carmenères produced today and comes from 70 year-old, ungrafted vines. Extreme measures were taken in fruit selection which results in a rich, extracted and bold wine capable of many years of extended cellaring. The seductive flavors of blackberry, grilled peppers and dark, spicy cherry linger on the palate.

  • Suggested Retail: $75.00