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Lapostolle - Grand Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Information

  • Country: Chile
  • Wine Region: Rapel Valley
  • Wine Maker: Michel Rolland & Jacques Begarie
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grape Percentage: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Syrah.
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.1%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now -2022
Food Matching

Food Matching

The ideal companion for goulash with Arabic rice and meat pie.

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Wine tasting notes

Color: Ruby red with cherry edges Nose: Fresh red fruit aromas such as strawberry and plums juice, and a spicy expression of cardamom and red paprika. Palate: Medium acidity and juicy tannins with a plum aftertaste.

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

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Vinification Notes

The climate conditions of the 2014-2015 anticipated the beginning of harvest and brought along with it a very particular aromatic intensity. Rainfalls in this 2014 winter were higher than the last season (295 mm v/s 238 mm). Only in July rains were lower than usual average. These conditions were followed until the springtime. Overall, summer in our vineyards was dry and hot. Finally march brought normal conditions. All the grapes were hand harvested in small cases of 14 kilos and carefully transported to the winery. We obtained clean and pure fruit with strict quality control thanks to the state of the art technology: our Vistalys optical berries selection. 5% of the clusters were hand de stemmed. Then all the grapes were gently macerated with a gentle extraction, obtaining elegant structure, expressive aromas and very good color. Fermentation lasted about 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks at 24-28°C. After a maximum of 4 weeks of maceration, 60% of the wine was aged in 225 lt. French oak barrels (second, third and fourth use) for 6 months while the remaining 40% was aged in stainless steel tanks.