(2010 Vintage) As a general winemaking philosophy, in our Cuvée Alexandre Carmenère we look for elegance, balance and ageing potential. Express the terroir of Apalta is our mission; so our winemaking philosophy remains very natural process with minimal intervention. Our key points are 100% hand harvesting in small cases of 14 kilos, strict fruit selection by 80% optical state of the art grape selection, Vistalys and 20% hand de-stemming of the grapes at Clos Apalta Winery; gentle extraction methods and a judicious use of oak to preserve the fruit but integrate the complexity that a wine of this quality deserves. To enhance the aromatic characteristics of Carmenère, we add a 10% of Syrah. The wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels of different uses.