The Wine

We seek to bring out the full potential of the ancient vines at Neyen.  The history, intensity and complexity of their fruit are woven into an elegant, balanced and textural blend of our winery’s emblematic varieties: Carmenere and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Carmenere, the principal component of the blend, is complemented by the potency of Cabernet Sauvignon; together they allow us to capture the “Spirit of Apalta” in every bottle we make and to offer the finest wine possible.

2010 vintage:
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Intense aromas of strawberry, raspberry, plum and cassis mingle with hints of pepper and vanilla. On the palate, the 2010 Neyen is soft and elegant, with ripe tannins and low acidity. The finish is long and memorable.


2009 vintage:
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Aromas of blueberry, blackberry and floral hints leading to notes of toasted oak and vanilla. On the palate, the 2009 Neyen is soft and concentrated , with structured, silky tannins and dark fruit flavors. Nicely balanced and  persistent finish.


2008 vintage:
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Aromas of red berry fruits, plum and subtle notes of cassis open to a nice floral bouquet.  On the palate, the 2008 Neyen is elegant and concentrated with nice oak, tobacco notes and soft, structured tannins and a persistent finish.


2007 vintage:
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Intense aromas of red berry fruits and hints of flowers.  On the palate, a fresh and concentrated entry leads to a round, well-balanced and persistent finish.  Subtle spice and mature tannins make for an elegant and complex wine.


2006 vintage:
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Aromatic and complex with aromas of chocolate, honey, graphite and minerals.  On the palate, the 2006 Neyen is fresh, fine and concentrated, with exceptional structure and tannins. Good balance and a persistent finish.