Casa Lapostolle - Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 - Chilean Red Wine 75cl Bottle

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Casa Lapostolle - Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
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75cl Bottle
£12.84
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Description:
An intense nose of red berry fruit, spicy notes and tea leaves leads to an attractive, concentrated palate, with plenty of power up front but a delicacy and finesse despite its full body.

Grapes are from the Apalta vineyard in the Colchagua Valley, currently in the process of being certified biodynamic. It is situated on a north-south exposure, has a river on one side, and hills surrounding the rest of the vineyard like a horseshoe. The Cabernet grapes are from ninety-year old vines planted on soil of colluvial origin, with a high proportion of granite and quartz.

Following a manual harvest, grapes underwent a strict selection, by both bunch and berry, on long sorting tables. Fermentation in stainless steel with wild yeasts lasted for up to two weeks, with skin contact throughout.

The wine was aged for twelve months in French oak, of which just over half was new, and the rest a mixture of second and third use. It was then bottled without fining, and only the lightest of filtrations.



Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Casa Lapostolle   -   www.casalapostolle.com
ABV:   13%
Appellation:   Rapel Valley
Barrel Ageing:   12
Brand:   Casa Lapostolle
Country of Origin:   Chile
Fermentation Method:   Oak Barrels
Food Match:   Roasted Dishes
Food Match:   Red Meats
Grape Type:   Cabernet Sauvignon
Region:   Central Valley
Type of closure:   Natural Cork
Vintage:   2009

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Producer Information

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.

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