Lapostolle Le Petit Clos de Clos Apalta

In 2014, Clos Apalta gave birth to its second wine, Le Petit Clos de Clos Apalta, in order to offer a different interpretation of this unique terroir, using the same grapes, but in different proportion, and offering young vines a chance to prove their worth before thay can make it into the Grand Vin.
The 2017 vintage was shaped by extreme conditions which promoted deadly, tinderbox conditions for the propagation of devastating wildfires, with a total of 600,000 hectares of forest, but Apalta vines were spared and suffered no smoke damage, which was soon confirmed on tasting the different parcels of grapes.
In the end, conditions for ripening were excellent and consistent with a classic year.

“Le Petit Clos is a different interpretation of the Clos Apalta Terroir, using the mastery of blending that is the heart of the winemaking philosophy from the Domaines Bournet ”. – Jacques Begarie, Chief Winemaker.

Made with Organic Grapes and Biodynamic vineyard management.

   

For more info, visit Clos Apalta website.

VARIETALS
68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Carmenère, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2017

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 14.5%
Residual Sugar 3.19 g/l
Total Acidity 3.75 g/l
pH: 3.55

APPEARANCE
Superb color, dark garnet, deep and intense.

NOSE
Spicy and subtle nose; great elegance and aromatic complexity with notes of black ripe fruit and toasted and fine woody notes.

PALATE
Frank and soft attack with savory, silky and well-integrated tannins. Full, round and fleshy palate ending with a magnificent aromatic persistence full of finesse.

AGEING
6 months in new French oak barrels. Then another 16 months in 15% new French oak barrels, 25% in second use and 65% in third use French oak barrels.

PAIRING
Enjoy with an Angus beef tenderloin with spinach and cream cheese; or venison with grilled seasonal vegetables.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink between 2020 and 2028.

RATINGS

96pts

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4.3

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