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Lapostolle Clos Apalta 750ML
Sku: 27729
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Country: Chile
Region: Valle Central
Sub-Region: Rapel
Appellation: Colchagua Valley
Grape Varietal: Non-Varietal Red Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. $99.99
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Our winemaking philosophy is to reflect the terroirfrom Apalta by crafting a wine based in Carmenère, 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.

The House of Marnier-Lapostolle (HOML) is one of the last family-owned and operated companies in the beverage industry. HOML has practiced the art of blending and aging Cognacs for over 150 years. Today, HOML is managed by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her father, Jacques - the 5th and 6th generations of the family. Their famous Grand Marnier Liqueur was created in 1880 by Louis Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle, crafted with a blend of aged Cognacs and Caribbean oranges.

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