Casa Lapostolle - Casa Carmenere 2012 - Complex Nose 75cl Bottle
75cl Bottle £10.09 In Stock
Description: Intense, complex nose full of different aromas: white pepper and red fruit at the start, then runes and black cherries with some hints of sweet spices.
Juicy on the palate, with soft structure and balance; fresh fruit flavours on the finish.
The Rapel Valley is one of the few places with ideal conditions for Carmenere. The climate is semi-arid Mediterranean with winter-only rainfall and warm, dry days during the growing season. Both the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean have a cooling influence on the vineyards. The soils are of alluvial origin with a layer of clay and good drainage. The grapes for this vintage are partly from Lapostolle's own Apalta vineyard and partly from long term contract growers in the region.
All grapes were harvested by hand in small cases of 14 kilos and carefully transported to the winery. Winery All grapes were macerated for upto four weeks to extract structure and colour. During maceration, fermenation in stainless steel tanks lasted for about two weeks, utilising the native yeasts. Fifty-eight percent of the wine was aged for six months in French oak, a mixture of new and used barrels.
Producer: Casa Lapostolle - www.casalapostolle.com ABV: 13% Appellation: Rapel Valley Brand: Casa Lapostolle Country of Origin: Chile Fermentation Method: Stainless Steel Tank Grape Type: Carmenere Region: Central Valley Type of closure: Screw Cap Vintage: 2012
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Casa Lapostolle was founded by the Marnier Lapostolle family from France and the Rabat family from Chile in 1994 through Alexandria Marnier-Lapostolle, her husband Cyril de Bournet and Done Jose Rabat Gorchs. Today, Casa Lapostolle is 100% owned by the Marnier-Lapastolle group.
The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier, are known for producing spirits and liqueurs, but the family has also been involved in winemaking for generations.
Originally winegrowers in the Loire Valley, the Marnier Lapostolle continue this vintner tradition today as owners of Chateau de Sancerre.