2020 Lapostolle D'Alamel Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

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Type of Wine Red
Country Chile
Region Casablanca Valley
Winery Lapostolle
Vintage 2020
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2028
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The Marnier-Lapostolle family, founder and owner of the world famous liqueur brand Grand Marnier, has also been making beautiful wines for generations. The icon wine is Clos Apalta, perhaps the best wine in South America

D'Alamel wines embody the excellent growing conditions in Chile, where the vineyards are located between the South Pacific and the foothills of the Andes Mountains. These wines are named in honor of Cyril D'Alamel de Bournet, who founded Lapostolle Wine with his wife Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle.

D'Alamel wines are the result of careful soil management, pruning, leaf pulling and green harvesting to ensure the right conditions for healthy vines that yield their best fruit year after year. D'Alamel wines use ecological bottles that are 14% lighter and made from recycled glass, and the raw materials used for the labels, boxes and corks come from certified sustainable forests.

The Lapostolle D'Alamel Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva has a dark ruby red color. This cabernet sauvignon has a ripe nose of blackberries, strawberries and stewed pears. In the taste, the scents mix with the presence of ripe fruit. This Cabernet is full, creamy and, thanks to the warm Chilean climate, provided with the necessary power. Grown according to organic principles and certified CO2 neutral.

Vineyard for 2020 Lapostolle D'Alamel Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva

Lapostolle was founded in 1994 by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and husband Cyril de Bournet after their discovery of a unique Clos in the Apalta Valley with 100 year old pre-phylloxera vines. They soon realized the potential for producing world-class wines. The Marnier-Lapostolle family has been known for its fine wines and liqueurs (Grand Marnier) since the beginning of the 19th century. In establishing her family's legacy in the New World, Alexandra brought generations of French winemaking tradition and expertise to the rugged landscapes of the Colchagua Valley.

Today, Charles de Bournet, the seventh generation, leads the winery in its latest chapter of innovation, punctuated by the official recognition of the Apalta DO in 2018. Together with Andrea León, technical director and winemaker, they continue to make wines that live up to the credo of the winery honor : French in essence, Chilean by birth.

The Lapostolle winery is located in Cunaco, Santa Cruz in the Colchagua Valley, but the heart of Lapostolle is just 7 km away in El Condor de Apalta, site of the famous Clos. Here, in a horseshoe-shaped valley with decomposing granite slopes, formed by the Coastal Cordillera, the old blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere were planted between 1910-1945. The vineyard's south-facing position protects the vines from the intense midday sun, allowing longer maturation and producing wines with elegance, balance, concentration and excellent natural acidity.

Today the vineyards cover 188 hectares planted in Cabernet, Carmenere, Merlot and Petit Verdot, along with Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Cinsault between the two Apalta vineyards. At Lapostolle, the goal is as simple as it is ambitious: to create world-class wines using the French viticultural philosophy and Chile's exquisite terroirs. The founders chose Apalta in the Colchagua Valley because the weather and geographical conditions are perfect for producing high quality red wines. Today, the winery is in transition from a biodynamic regime to a more comprehensive sustainability protocol defined under Wine of Chile's certification standards, expected to be completed by 2022.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Chile
Region Casablanca Valley
Winery Lapostolle
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2020
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 92
Tasting Profiles Dark fruit, Dry, Fruity, Flexible
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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