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COSTERO EXTRA BRUT - SPARKLING WINE
Apaltagua Costero has a pale golden color with fine bubbles. On the nose is clean with distinct notes of white fruits like green and yellow apples. Clear notes of crunchy bread and hazelnuts mix with a delicate hint of butter flavors. In the mouth it is creamy with subtle aromas of green fruits and dried fruits and a long and long-lasting finish.
The Chardonnay and the Sauvignon Blanc come from a vineyard located in the coastal mountains, at 71 ° 28 '14 "W at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level. The vineyard is 8 years old and planted in vertical trellises. The wines obtained from this coastal area achieve due to the cool climate and developed soils that have a clay-sand character,
with granite stones and calcareous deposits. Harvested by hand, the grapes are transported chilled
Trucks in 10-12 kg containers to prevent the bundles from being squeezed together This also reduces the likelihood of oxidation and preserves the organoleptic quality of the grapes.
Our vineyard is located on the edge of the coastal mountain range, in the area of Cartagena, and is only 12 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean lake. There is a very large thermal oscillation between
Day and night. The minimum temperature is approximately 6 ° C (42 ° F) and the maximum limits are 23 ° C (73 ° F). There is a Mediterranean climate prevailing here, mainly with rainfall in the winter and an annual average of 350 mm. The summer on the other hand, it is dry and the temperatures reach 23 ° C (73 ° F). Due to its proximity to the sea, fog sometimes comes up in the morning accompanied by cool breezes.
Both varieties are harvested by hand in March. The Chardonnay is always harvested more mature than the Sauvignon Blanc, which gives the wine the optimal balance between the freshness of Sauvignon Blanc and the whole body of Chardonnay. The grapes are then pressed into whole grapes.
without pre-fermentation maceration. Next, the juice is separated from the yeast before alcoholic fermentation. The fermentation process is then carried out in tanks of stainless steel for 20-30 days with selected yeasts, at temperatures between 12 ° and 13 ° C (54 ° and 56 ° F). Aging continues
its fine yeast is processed in the tank for two to three months to achieve this reinforce structure and flavors. Finally, the "liqueur de tirage" is added to the base wine and the second fermentation takes place in the bottle. The wine ripens for 9 months at a constant temperature of 10-12 ° C (50-53 ° F). Notes from the winemaker.'
Grape variety: 60% Chardonnay / 40% Sauvignon Blanc (100% natural)
Alcohol: 12.5% Vol.
*Allergen Information: Contains sulphites
IMPORT EU / MANUFACTURER
Viña Apaltagua Ltda., 12053 Berlin, Germany
José Tomás Larrain