Primus seeks to create a wine’s finest expression by using only the most outstanding grapes from our vineyards. Each of our renowned appellations have a distinct signature that allows us to produce wines of excellence.

Primus comes from handpicked grapes in organically farmed vineyards. Fermentation takes place exclusively in open tanks with native yeasts, maximizing each variety’s potential. This is complemented by aging in different containers — foudres and French oak barrels — which complete the wine’s evolution and transform our valleys’ best fruit into expressive wines with great elegance, balance and freshness. A perfect accompaniment to an array of gastronomic styles.

Our vineyards are located in renowned areas of Apalta, Colchagua Valley and Maipo Valley. We adhere to organic practices in all of our estates, which gives way to healthy soils, pure fruit and expressive wines.

The Apalta vineyards are located on old alluvial riverbeds of the Tinguiririca. It is a privileged location protected by nature, where the Andes and Coastal mountain ranges meet to form an impressive half-moon of mountains. A vineyard with history, whose pre-phylloxera vines from imported French roots continue to produce high-quality fruit year after year. The hundred-year-old vines have a deep root system, which requires minimal intervention. Both the volcanic granitic soils from the mountains and the silty soils from the river allow for natural drainage. These conditions, along with a semi-arid Mediterranean climate, result in mature grapes that produce balanced, elegant wines.

The Maipo Valley lies at the base of the Andes Mountains, south of Santiago where one of Chile’s most important rivers begins, hence the appellation’s name. Throughout history, the Maipo River has had three major floods, which formed three alluvial terraces similar to those of Bordeaux. The Primus vineyards are located on the third terrace, with alluvial soils, excellent drainage and moderate fertility. Though Cabernet Sauvignon is a very vigorous variety, these soil conditions restrain its growth. The rocky soils in contact with the roots also provide a certain minerality to the wine, expressing the Andes Mountains in each glass. These conditions allow for lengthy wines that are elegant and balanced with great concentration and smooth tannins.

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Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Maipo Valley, Chile An excellent example of the Cabernet Sauvignon variety, ideal for lovers of the variety. Its rich aroma features notes of blackberry and cherry, along with vanilla and cedar. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, it is a balanced wine, with a silky texture and tannins that are present, but polished and round. It pairs perfectly with red meat dishes, especially barbecue. Enjoy now or save to enjoy in years to come. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Primus Carménère 2021

Apalta - Colchagua Valley, Chile Produced by Alto de Casablanca, Primus 2021 is a full-bodied Chilean Carmenère fragrant with earthy florals, mixed dark berry and wild herb aromas, juicy with dark berry, violets, sage and thyme flavours with a spicy peppery finish. Nicely done. The Caménère vines for this wine are south facing along the Tinguiririca River. The grapes are handpicked with a double selection before macerating in open stainless-steel tanks with native yeasts. The skins remain after fermentation to give structure and soften its finish. The best blocks from the harvest are then selected and blended before aging in French oak barrels for 12 months. Nose: Aromas of red fruits, cedar and boldo herbs. Palate: It’s fresh and fruity in mouth with cherry flavors and a touch of pepper and rosemary. Silky with velvety tannins and good volume. Food Pairing: Beef empanadas, curried lamb, and stews. Recommended Serving Temperature: 16º C "A spicy carmenere with cherries, allspice and black olives. Juicy and lively with the medium-bodied palate wrapped by firm but fine tannins. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold." - 92 points, James Suckling
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Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Maipo Valley, Chile Lively aromas of blackberry, blueberry and dried cherry intertwine with vanilla and cedar notes. A smooth silky texture with fine tannins and balance, providing a beautiful and lingering finish. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Primus vineyards are located on the third alluvial terrace of the Alto Maipo, at the foot of the Andes Mountains. The grapes are hand-picked, double sorted, fermented in open top tanks with native yeasts, and left on the skins after fermentation to gain structure and depth. The best lots of the vintage are selected, blended and aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. "Red and black currants, raspberries, orange zest, tobacco, cocoa and dried herbs on the nose. Medium-to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins and bright acidity. Crisp and vibrant fruit character, with a zesty, firm finish. Vegan. Sustainable. Drink or hold." - 91 points, James Suckling "A finely chiseled red, with elegance and depth, showing forest floor, lavender and balsam notes around a lively mouthful of mineral-laced red currant and plum. Ends with well-formed tannins and peppercorn details. Drink now through 2032. 7,000 cases made, 2,900 cases imported." - 90 points, Wine Spectator
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