Apaltagua Reserva Chardonnay

Chile, Casablanca
Vintage: 2018
Type: White wine
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Systembolaget’s Art No: 71514
Product ID: 7151401
Systembolaget’s Art No: 71514
Producer: Apaltagua

About the Producer:

Hugo Donoso Silva is one of Chile’s most famous wine families and has cultivated wine on his property of San Jose Apalta Valley for many years. It is wines of very high quality from the 60-year-old plants of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère.

 

When the area was becoming famous in the late 1990s he gave his sons Hugo, José Manuel and Rodrigo the task of starting production of wine in their own name from the family vineyards of Apalta Valley. The new company was named Apaltagua to exploit the positive value of the valley’s name and at the same time connect to the Chilean origin.

A production plant with a total capacity of 2.5 million liters was built in a short time before the first harvest in 2000. The premier vintage of wines in the three different quality levels was warmly welcomed, later vintages have also received good ratings.

In 2007 the family Donoso sold their life’s work to a U.S. entrepreneur Edward Tutunjian. The current oenologist it’s Cristobal Abarzúa and external consultant with responsibility the premium wine Grial is star enologist Alvaro Espinoza.

About the Product:

Apaltagua Reserva Chardonnay can be ordered at Systembolaget, article 71514.

Detailed Information

Characteristics

Color Brigt pale yellow
Aroma Youthful, rich fruity aroma with hints of cantaloupe, pineapple, citrus peel and herbs.
Taste

Generous, fruity and complex wine with hints of cantaloupe, peach, citrus, pineapple and herbs. Long aftertaste full of minerals and freshness.

Analysis

Packaging Glass bottle
Quantity per box 6 or sold separately
Volume 750 ml
Vintage 2018
Alcohol 14 %

Goes Well With

  • Aperitif
  • Buffet
  • Seafood
  • Fish

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