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Lapostolle - Grand Selection Chardonnay 2017

Information

  • Country: Chile
  • Wine Region: Central Valley
  • Wine Maker: Michel Rolland & Jacques Begarie
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 84 (2008) WS: 89 (2013) WE: 84 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Bright light yellow with subtle flecks of lime. Expressive aromas of tropical fruit, sweet citrus fruit and white flowers.Good volume and density, with vivid acidity and a long lasting finish.

Winery Information

Lapostolle

Lapostolle was originally a joint French and Chilean operation, and is well known to UK wine drinkers, even though it was only established as recently as 1994. The Marnier-Lapostolle family, the French half of the original partnership, are probably best known for the Grand Marnier liqueur...

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2008)84 pts

In Asia. Mar 2010. Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Moderately intense aromas of melon and warm apricots. Butter and nuts. Medium to high acid, fruit forward style. Long and simple finish.

Wine Spectator (2013)89 pts

April 2015 - Offers a smoky aroma, with well-sculpted flavors of fig, vanilla, pear tart and baked apple that are firm and rich. Features a mouthwatering finish, with complex hints of minerality. Drink now through 2018.

Wine Enthusiast (2013)84 pts

Creamed corn, popcorn, banana and creamy peach are the key aromas on this fleshy Chardonnay. Creamy flavors of melon, banana and vanilla are basic, while the finish registers as simple and flat.

Vinification Notes

We want to enhance the best fruit that Casablanca offers with bright acidity and the touch of complexity from the oak. We hand harvested the grapes from our own Atalayas Vineyard at night, and those grapes from our contracted producers in early hours of the morning, in small cases of 12 kilos and sent them in refrigerated trucks to our winery in Colchagua. We fermented 68% of the juice in stainless steel tanks in order to preserve the freshness of the fruit. 32% was fermented in oak and just 20% of it was aged for 7 months in new and used french oak barrels. No malolactic fermentation was employed.