Lapostolle Clos Apalta

Clos Apalta is born in 1997 as the iconic wine of the Domaines Bournet-Lapostolle in Chile under the idea to magnify the exceptional terroir of Apalta with French expertise. Shaping the vineyard foot by foot, building a state-of-the-art gravity fed winery, the family succeeded in making Clos Apalta one of the most iconic wines in South America.

This special black and gold label bottling celebrates the 20th Anniversary of this classically structured and iconic wine.

“When I first came to Apalta it striked me; unique geography, climate and old vines that are not grafted. The potential that lay hidden in this incredible place came to reality with the creation of Clos Apalta”. – Jacques Begarie, Chief Winemaker.

Made with Organic Grapes and Biodynamic vineyard management.

   

For more info, visit Clos Apalta website.

VARIETALS
8% Carmenère, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot.

VINTAGE
2017

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 15%
Residual sugar 2.30 g/l
Total acidity 3.98 g/l
pH 3.63

APPEARANCE
Deep garnet in appearance.

NOSE
An abundance of red fruit aromas reflects the stunning complexity of the Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère grapes.

PALATE
The initial wave of berry fruit is pursued by contrasting touches of black olive, liquorice and blackcurrant.
Incredibly long finish, revealing exquisite, delicate tannins, and expressing the great elegance of Apalta.

AGEING
27 months in French oak barrels, 85% new, 15% second use.

PAIRING
Ideal companion for a rack of lamb with rustic mashed potatoes or to finish a meal with cacao chocolate.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink now trough 2035.
Open and leave to breathe for a couple of hours or carefully decant for at least 1 hour.

RATINGS

100pts 

95pts

4.1 

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