Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Merlot

As a general winemaking philosophy, Cuvée Alexandre Merlot’s direction is toward elegance, balance and ageing potential. To express the terroir of Apalta is the mission of Casa Lapostolle, using very natural process with minimal intervention.

“It all started with our Cuvée Alexandre Merlot back in 1994: a wine that had showed its consistency for more than a decade.” – Jacques Begarie, Chief Winemaker.

Made with Organic Grapes and Biodynamic vineyard management.

   

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VARIETALS
95% Merlot, 5% Syrah

VINTAGE
2015

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 14.5%

APPEARANCE
Ruby red with cherry edge.

NOSE
Red fruit aromas such as cherries and strawberry with fresh herbs aromas and a touch of vanilla.

PALATE
Silky and elegant attack, medium bodied with plums and cherry flavors.

AGEING
Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels: 5% in new oak; 21% in second and 74% in third used French oak barrel.

PAIRING
Ideal companion for meats and well seasoned dishes with a red wine sauce such as short ribs and angus beef.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Ready to drink now or cellar for several years.
Decant for 1 hour before serving.

RATINGS

92pts

3.9 

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