Casa Lapostolle - Cuvee Alexandre Pinot Noir 2013 - Medium Bodied 75cl Bottle
75cl Bottle £15.62 In Stock
Description: Intense aromas of red berries and spices, with vanilla and rose complexity.
Medium-bodied with a firm Pinot structure, this is long and aromatic in the mouth.
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 vineyard is located on slopes facing various directions. Effective canopy management and a green harvest ensure the health of the grapes. 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 and transported to the winery in refrigerated trucks.
Following hand picking, twenty-four percent of the grapes underwent a bunch selection with seventy-six percent hand- destemming. The must was fermented with native yeasts at 24-26°C, 100% in wooden vats.
Following malolactic fermentation in wood, the wine was aged in French oak for fifteen months.
Producer: Casa Lapostolle - www.casalapostolle.com ABV: 15% Appellation: Rapel Valley Barrel Ageing: 15 Brand: Casa Lapostolle Country of Origin: Chile Fermentation Method: Native Fermentation Grape Type: Pinot Noir Malolactic Fermentation: Yes Region: Central Valley Type of closure: Natural Cork Vintage: 2013
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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.