Overview
Capsule: 
French Essence, Chilean by Birth
Founded: 
1994
Terlato Representation: 
2012
Flagship Product: 
Canto de Apalta
Price Point: 
$12.00-$90.00
Overview: 

Lapostolle was founded by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet in 1994. The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier, is famous for producing spirits and liqueurs, but the family has also been involved in winemaking for generations.

In creating Lapostolle, the family has pursued the same uncompromising approach to quality that made Grand Marnier a global success. Its objective is as simple as it is ambitious: to create world-class wines using French expertise and the superb terroirs of Chile.

Today, Lapostolle owns 380 hectares in three different vineyards in Casablanca, Cachapoal and Colchagua Valley, all premium areas for quality wine production in Chile and produces a total of 200,000 cases spread over Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenère, and Syrah. 

It is our standard belief that it is very important to not only protect the purity of the fruit in our wines, but also our environment and the people that work in our vineyards. In 2011, all Lapostolle Vineyards were certified organic by CERES, the world-wide standard for organic farming practices. All of our properties are farmed under Biodynamic® Vineyard Management, certified by DEMETER, which far exceeds government mandated regulations. We export all of our wines to more than 60 countries responsibly via CarbonNeutral® delivery certidfied by The CarbonNeutral Company. 

 

Producer: 
Consultant Winemaker Michel Rolland Chief and Winemaker Jacques Begarie
Vineyard: 

Lapostolle has been a leader in spearheading the development of vineyards in different subregions in order to maximize the benefits of Chile’s terroirs for the production of different varietals.

 

  • Atalayas Vineyard: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir from Casablanca
  • Las Kuras Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc from Cachapoal
  • San José Vineyard: Syrah and Viognier from Colchagua
  • Apalta Vineyard: Merlot, Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon from Colchagua
Ownership: 

Lapostolle was founded by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet in 1994.