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.
With delays to flowering and fruit set, the 2016 season saw most phenological stages lagging behind, but a hot summer with excellent conditions helped to produce beautiful grapes.

“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
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 1% Carmenère,

VINTAGE
2016

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 14.5%
Residual Sugar: 2.94 g/l
Total Acidity:3.43g/l
pH: 3.47

APPEARANCE
Deep ruby red with purple and cherry edges.

NOSE
Complex and expressive on the nose.
Very intense with black fruit, cassis and black currant aromas.
Red fruit aromas such as cherries and strawberry with fresh herbs notes and a touch of vanilla, complemented by spices and cedar notes.

PALATE
Big structure and good volume, balance with a remarkable acidity.

AGEING
The wine was aged for 6 months in new French oak barrels.
Then another 17 months in 20% new French oak barrels, 32% in 2nd use and 48% in 3rd 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 2026.

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