Lapostolle Clos Apalta, A truly hand crafted wine, Lapostolle nurtures their vines and attend to every detail to preserve the potential of the grapes. The grapes are 100% hand de-stemmed in the Clos Apalta Winery in order to maintain complete control of the quality. They then fill their French Oak vats using gravity. After 4 to 5 weeks Lapostolle transfers the wine to 100% new French Oak Barrels and age it for 24 months. The wine is bottled by gravity without any treatment or filtration.
Grapes: 66% Carmenère; 19% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Color: Dark and deep inky purple red color.
Nose: Complex nose opening towards ripe and expressive red and black fruit, such as plums, red cherries, dry figs and blueberries. Spices such as clover and black pepper.
Mouth: With a concentrated structure, this wine has a round attack followed by velvety and polished tannins filling the mid palate and a ripe and rich long lasting finish.
Service and food pairing: Open and leave to breathe for a couple of hours or carefully decant for minimum 1 hour and enjoy at 17ºC (64°F). Ideal companion for game, lamb, and entrecote fillet. Also good with rich bitter cocoa chocolate desserts.