2018 Lapostolle Apalta Red Blend Colchagua Valley
Wine Production: 100% hand harvested, strict fruit selection by state of the art Vistalys optical sorter. All fermentations were made in stainless steel tanks. The Apalta blend enhances the main characteristics of each variety: from Cabernet Sauvignon, its complexity and elegant structure; from Syrah, its exuberant and attractive aromas; and from the Carmenere, its roundness and spicy expression. 70% of the blend was aged for 12 months in a mix of new and second use French oak barrels. The wine was clarified and a very light filtration was done previous bottling.
Tasting Notes: Intense and deep red color with violet edges; Elegant, fine and well balanced nose with black fruits such as blackberry and black spicy aromas; Palate has a silky attack followed by red and black fruit, coffee and chocolate flavors with good tannins delivering a very good structure.
James Suckling - "This is a fresh, attractive red with currant, spice and walnut character. Medium body. Savory & spicy finish"
|Grape Varietals||Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Syrah|