Casa Lapostolle - Cuvee Alexandre Syrah 2009-12 - Round and Velvety 75cl Bottle
75cl Bottle £16.59 In Stock
Description: Expressive notes of white and black pepper, meaty tones and black and red fruit, as well as an elegant touch of oak.
The palate is full, round and velvety with a long finish.
Under a semi-arid Mediterranean climate, the Las Kuras vineyard have a unique and suitable climate for grape growing.
Syrah is performing very well in the specific terroir of this vineyard. Las Kuras means "the stones", and the stony terroir allows the production of a mineral-rich Syrah. The soils are alluvial terraces with an abundance of round river rocks and gravel, similar to the famed vineyards of Graves. The high percentage of pebbles provides excellent drainage, great aeration and low fertility. The stones trap the heat during the day to deliver it by night, creating a unique microclimate. The vineyard is managed according to biodynamic principles and grapes were hand harvested.
25% of the fruit was hand-destemmed, while the remaining 75% had a triple selection of bunch and cluster on long sorting tables. The must underwent cold maceration for seven days at 8 degrees C before fermenting for fourteen days. This was followed by post-fermentation skin contact for one week. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation and it was aged in French oak barrels (sixty-seven percent new) for twenty-two months before release.
Producer: Casa Lapostolle - www.casalapostolle.com ABV: 15.5% Appellation: Rapel Valley Brand: Casa Lapostolle Country of Origin: Chile Food Match: BBQ Dishes Food Match: Red Meats Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz Malolactic Fermentation: Yes Region: Central Valley Type of closure: Natural Cork Vintage: 2009-12
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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.