Dos Almas Apogeo De Apalta
Apogeo – apogee – literally refers to the farthest distance between the Earth and the Moon or, metaphorically, to the highest point of an endeavor. The ideal name for this wine, which represents the apex of the Zonin family’s venture in the prestigious wine region of Apalta, combining two centuries of Italian winemaking tradition with this unique Chilean terroir to create a blend of perfect harmony.
Aromas of red fruits like cassis mixing with peppery and earthy notes. Great complexity in the bouquet. A structured, full bodied wine with firm, structured tannins, balanced acidity and great complexity. A great wine for long-term ageing. A blend of: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Petit Verdot, & 15% Carmenere. This wine, has been aged for: 18 months in: extra-fine grain French oak barrels, 50% new & 25% one year-old and 25% second use.
Cellaring Potential: up to 10 years in ideal cellaring conditions.
Region: Apalta Vineyard – Colchagua Valley
Suggested Food Pairings: Pair with: chargrilled steak, barbecued ribs or lamb chops brushed with spiced barbecue sauces or well matured hard cheeses or sheep’s cheeses!
Colchagua Valley, in central Chile, is one of South America’s most promising wine regions. It forms the south-western half of the larger Rapel Valley region; to the north and east of it lies the less famous but equally promising Cachapoal Valley. Some of Chile’s finest red wines are made in the valley, mostly from Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Syrah.
The Colchagua Valley boasts a textbook wine-growing climate: warm, but cooled by ocean breezes and dry, but refreshed by rivers and occasional rainfall. The region’s desirable terroir, combined with persistent, focused marketing has made this one of Chile’s most important wine regions, along with Maipo Valley in the north. Several of Chile’s most prestigious wines come from the Colchagua Valley