Lapostolle Grand Selection Carménère

Valle del Rapel is one of the few places where Carménère grows in ideal conditions. It is located in the central part of Chile and it exhibits a semi-arid Mediterranean climate with warm and dry days and pleasantly cool nights during the growing season, as a result of cold breezes coming from the Andes. Rapel has also a cool influence from the Pacificís Humboldt Current, which lowers temperatures in the coastal areas of the valley. This leads to warm days with ample sunlight and dry conditions, allowing a slow ripening period. Carménère is able to fully ripen but maintain all its fresh notes that are so unique to the variety.

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VARIETALS
85% Carménère, 6% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 4% Syrah

VINTAGE
2015

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TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 13.5%
Residual sugar 2.94 g/l
Total acidity 4.95 g/l
pH 3.76

APPEARANCE
Brilliant red purple colour.

NOSE
Fresh nose with red fruit notes such as strawberries and plums, along with red paprika and spices.

PALATE
Medium structure with nice texture.
Juicy tannins and red fruit at the finish.

AGEING
After fermentation 20% of the wine was aged for 4 months in French Oak barrels to add an extra layer of complexity but keep the expression of the fruit.
The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling.

PAIRING
The ideal companion for grilled red meat and medium seasoned dishes.

RATINGS

3.8

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