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Lapostolle Clos Apalta 2006

Lapostolle Clos Apalta 750ML 2006      
Sku: 16220

Rating
 Wine Spectator 94 points (Jan 1 2009)
Ripe and packed, especially for the vintage, with gorgeous blackberry, blueberry and fig fruit flavors liberally laced with bittersweet cocoa and Turkish coffee notes. Muscular but rounded, with briar and mineral notes buried deep on the fleshy finish. Impressive combination of density and purity. Carmenčre, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2010 through 2016. 2,991 cases made. –JM

Wine maker notes
Our winemaking philosophy is to reflect the terroir from Apalta by crafting a wine based in Carmenčre, with Merlot and Cabernet. A truly hand crafted wine, we nurture our vines and attend to every detail to preserve the potential of the grapes. We hand harvest the fruit very early in the morning in small 14 kilos cases. The grapes were 100% hand de-stemmed in our Clos Apalta Winery so we maintain complete control of the quality. We fill our French oak tanks by gravity. Then nature does its work, allowing native yeasts that slowly ferment the must into wine with temperature control less than 26° C. Macerations lasted for about 4-5 weeks and during all that period we did manual punch downs to extract enough compounds from skins and seeds to get the desired structure and concentration. We rack the young new wine straight into 100% new French oak barrels by gravity. Malolactic fermentation happens in barrels, where the wine stays for 22 months, ageing patiently. The wine is bottled by gravity without any treatment or filtration.

Related Searches
Chile
Valle Central
Rapel
Colchagua Valley
Cachapoal Valley
Regional Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Carmenere
Chardonnay
Regional Wineries:
Carolina Wine Brands
Concha Y Toro
Emiliana
Country: Chile
Region: Valle Central
Sub-Region: Rapel
Appellation: Colchagua Valley
Grape Varietal: Non-Varietal Red Blend
Type: Still wine
 
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