Casa Lapostolle - Cuvee Alexandre Chardonnay 2013-14 - Chilean White Wine 75cl Bottle
75cl Bottle £17.75 In Stock
Description: Intense fruit aromas of sweet citrus fruit, white flowers, fresh tropical fruits and sweet spices. Elegant and concentrated in the mouth, with a creamy texture balanced by a crisp citrussy edge.
The grapes for this single-vineyard wine are sourced exclusively from the biodynamically-farmed Atalayas Vineyard in the Casablanca Valley. Its rolling hills offer steep exposures which are the source of an array of mesoclimates. The soils are of a granite origin, slightly acidic, with low fertility. Sensitive to erosion, they need to be protected by green cover management. The grapes were carefully hand-harvested in the early hours of the morning over a period of about a month, and transported to the winery in refrigerated trucks.
Winery For the 2009 vintage, there was forty-seven percent whole cluster pressing and fifty-three percent of maceration into the press before fermentation. Just over half the juice was fermented in new and used French barrels, while the rest was fermented in stainless steel tanks. Following fermentation, the barrel-fermented juice was aged in barrels for ten months (36% new oak) with lees stirring twice a month. Twenty percent of the wine underwent malolactic fermentation.
Producer: Casa Lapostolle - www.casalapostolle.com Appellation: Rapel Valley Brand: Casa Lapostolle Country of Origin: Chile Food Match: Soft Cheeses Food Match: Poultry Grape Type: Chardonnay Region: Central Valley Vintage: 2013-14
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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.