Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta Colchagua Valley
86 Ratings
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86 Ratings
Casa Lapostolle Clos Apalta Colchagua Valley

Wine Details

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

Our winemaking philosophy is to reflect the terroir from Apalta by crafting a wine based in Carmenre, with Merlot and Cabernet. A truly hand crafted wine, we nurture our vines and attend to every detail to preserve the potential of the grapes. We hand harvest the fruit very early in the morning in small 14 kilos cases. The grapes were 100% hand de-stemmed in our Clos Apalta Winery so we maintain complete control of the quality. We fill our French oak tanks by gravity. Then nature does its work, allowing native yeasts that slowly ferment the must into wine with temperature control less than 26 C. Macerations lasted for about 4-5 weeks and during all that period we did manual punch downs to extract enough compounds from skins and seeds to get the desired structure and concentration. We rack the young new wine straight into 100% new French oak barrels by gravity. Malolactic fermentation happens in barrels, where the wine stays for 22 months, ageing patiently. The wine is bottled by gravity without any treatment or filtration.

Vineyard

Casa Lapostolle

Varietal

Bordeaux Blend

Style

Red

Region

Colchagua ValleyChile

Our winemaking philosophy is to reflect the terroir from Apalta by crafting a wine based in Carmenre, with Merlot and Cabernet. A truly hand crafted wine, we nurture our vines and attend to every detail to preserve the potential of the grapes. We hand harvest the fruit very early in the morning in small 14 kilos cases. The grapes were 100% hand de-stemmed in our Clos Apalta Winery so we maintain complete control of the quality. We fill our French oak tanks by gravity. Then nature does its work, allowing native yeasts that slowly ferment the must into wine with temperature control less than 26 C. Macerations lasted for about 4-5 weeks and during all that period we did manual punch downs to extract enough compounds from skins and seeds to get the desired structure and concentration. We rack the young new wine straight into 100% new French oak barrels by gravity. Malolactic fermentation happens in barrels, where the wine stays for 22 months, ageing patiently. The wine is bottled by gravity without any treatment or filtration.

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    Good medium bodied blend mainly carmenere. Went well with marinated grilled pork loin.

    7 months
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    Great blend even better than Menaj a Trois.

    5 months
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    Little nell dinner, big red

    about 1 year
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/04/2015
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/21/2014