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Lapostolle Apalta 2018

French in Essence, Chilean by Birth.
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Primary Notes: Blackberry

Secondary Notes: Chocolate

Tertiary Notes: Coffee

Body: Medium

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium

Alcohol (%):

Origin: Cunaco, Chile

Maker: Lapostolle

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

Fermentation: Slight Wood

Awards: >90 pts

Decanting:

Serving Temperature: Best served at 16 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Grilled meat and vegetable kebabs, Butter Chicken Masala

Western Food Pairing: Stewed meat, grilled steak

Description

Lapostolle Apalta 2018

Lapostolle Apalta has a bright red colour with violet edges. Elegant and expressive bouquet of blackberries, liquorice and pepper. Silky mouthfeel with a round structure, juicy tannins and a lively finish. Blackberry, dark plum and red cherry flavours fill the mouth, layering with coffee and chocolate accents.

75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah and 10% Carmenere

The fruit for this wine comes from Lapostolle's Apalta Vineyard in Apalta Valley. Apalta Valley is between the Andes mountain range, Tinguiririca River and the coastal cordillera that ends in a "horse shoe" shape. The east and west sides of the "horse shoe" form a barrier that delays the arrival of the morning sun and attenuates exposure to the sunlight in the evening. That position permits a good regulation of sunshine, allowing it to escape the excess heat that is well-known in hot climates.

Thanks to the hills that surround the vineyard, the old vines located in the lowest part of the field receive underground water that provides sufficient natural water during almost the whole growing season.

The Apalta vineyard was planted with Carmenère, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Syrah between 1920 and 2006. Some of the oldest blocks, planted in 1920, have vines that were brought from France at the end of the 19th century.



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AWARDS & ACCOLADES



 This is a fresh, attractive red with currant, spice and walnut character. Medium body. Savory and spicy finish. Cabernet sauvignon, carmenere and syrah. Third wine of Clos Apalta.
  - 89 POINTS
 Taut, with sinewy power to the dried cherry, raspberry and plum flavors, backed by crisp acidity and fresh tannins. Freshly crushed green herbal notes emerge on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Carmenère.