Apalta is located 170 Kilometers South West of Santiago in the Colchagua Valley. The Vineyard is situated on a North to South exposure, which is quite rare in Chile. This geography is responsible for the conditions that ensure balance for our vines and a slow ripening for the grapes. Apalta has special meso-climate that is different from the rest of Colchagua Valley. Its climate could be described as Semi-dry Mediterranean; with a winter only rainy season and a long dry summer season.
85% Carmenere, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. 12 months in French oak.
Lapostolle Cuveé Alexandre Carmeneré, Apalta Chile 2018
Wine: Gran Alexandre Cuvee Carmenere
Region: Apalta Valley
Vint. Age: 2018
Color: Intense purple red
Nose: Complex, with red and black fruit such as maqui berry and spices such as red pepper, vanilla and dill.
Palate: Wide, of medium acidity and round tannins with fruit such as sarsaparilla and maqui berry. Medium long finish.
Food pairing: Decant and serve at 16°C (60°F). Ideal for dishes such as rabbit roulade with mint and apricot or four-cheese pasta with truffles with grated truffles.