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Lapostolle - Grand Selection Carmenere 2015

Information

  • Country: Chile
  • Wine Region: Rapel Valley
  • Wine Maker: Michel Rolland & Jacques Begarie
  • Grape: Carmenere
  • Grape Percentage: 88% Carmenère and 12% Syrah
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.1%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2021
Food Matching

Food Matching

The ideal companion for grilled red meat and medium seasoned dishes. Perfect for a corn pie or a grilled corvina drum with paprika.

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Wine tasting notes

Color: Carmine red with violet hues. Nose: Fresh nose with red fruit notes such as strawberries and plums, along with red paprika and spices. Palate: Medium structure with very nice red fruit expression, juicy tannins and good balance

Winery Information

Lapostolle

Lapostolle Wines was founded by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet in 1994. Alexandra is a member of the renowned family that has been dedicated for several generations to the production of high-quality spirits and wines. After visiting Chile, Alexandra and Cyril not only fell in love with the Colchagua Valley, they also detected the enormous potential of the country to produce premium wines due to its exceptional geographical characteristics. In the creation of.. read more

Vinification Notes

Winter 2014 was considered as rainy in Apalta. Spring 2014 had moderate temperatures allowing good bud break and blooming, been both very homogeneous. Summer was more temperate than usual, with some heat waves that lasted for 5 consecutive days in January. This season Colchagua registered the higher growing degree days’ sum of the last three periods, due mainly to the high temperatures registered towards the end of summer, made of March the warmest of the last decades. However, grapes showed excellent quality when picked with a good aromatic expression and good tannic structure. Grapes were harvested and carefully transported to the winery in Colchagua. We obtained clean and pure fruit with strict quality control thanks to the state of the art technology, our Vistalys optical berries selection for 98% of the grapes and the remaining 2% was hand destemmed. 97% of the grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks and the remaining 3% was fermented in wooden vats at 28-30°C with gentle extraction methods. Maceration lasted up to 4 weeks to extract structure and color. After maceration 62% of the wine was aged for 5 months in French Oak barrels to add an extra layer of complexity but keep the expression of the fruit. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling.