Cuvée Alexandre Carmenére
2014
2013
2012
2011

The Cuvée Alexandre selection of single vineyard wines are grown in Lapostolle–owned estate vineyards and consistently achieves 90+ points. Cuvée Alexandre Carmenére comes from the exquisite terroir of Apalta, a unique semi-arid meso-climate, within the Colchagua Valley. Our winemaking philosophy is simple: keep it natural and intervene only when necessary. The grapes are hand-harvested and transported to the winery in temperature-controlled containers. Strict quality control ensues at Clos Apalta Winery with hand de-stemming for some lots. The rest of the grapes are chosen via a state of the art optical berry selector, Vistalys, which ensures that only the freshest, cleanest and purest grapes are used to produce our wines. Decant and serve with  marinated duck breast and well seasoned angus steak.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep inked red purple color.
Aroma
Ripe black fruit aromas with spicy notes such as black pepper, bitter chocolate, and well integrated oak.
Taste
Balanced and elegant with a velvety texture. Medium tannins with a round structure and a long finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
96% 
Carmenére
Appellation: 
Chile / Colchagua Valley
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
100% Wild yeast. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks and wooden vats, with skin contact up to 4-5 weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of the blend in 225L French oak barrels for 9 months. 58% in new oak, 12% in second use, and 30% third use.
Bottled Date: 
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Release Date:
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
300
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Chile

The Cuvée Alexandre selection of single vineyard wines are grown in Lapostolle–owned estate vineyards and consistently achieves 90+ points. Cuvée Alexandre Carmenére comes from the exquisite terroir of Apalta, a unique semi-arid meso-climate, within the Colchagua Valley. Our winemaking philosophy is simple: keep it natural and intervene only when necessary. The grapes are hand-harvested and transported to the winery in temperature-controlled containers. Strict quality control ensues at Clos Apalta Winery with hand de-stemming for some lots. The rest of the grapes are chosen via a state of the art optical berry selector, Vistalys, which ensures that only the freshest, cleanest and purest grapes are used to produce our wines. Decant and serve with  marinated duck breast and well seasoned angus steak.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep inked red purple color.
Aroma
Expressive and intense nose. Spicy notes with rosemary, chocolate and red pepper aromas and well integrated oak.
Taste
Velvety texture and tannins structure. Good volume and concentration of ripe red fruit, juicy palate with a long lasting finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
85% 
Carmenére
15% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Chile / Colchagua Valley
Alcohol: 
14.10%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
100% Wild yeast. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks and wooden vats, with skin contact up to 4-5 weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of the blend in 225L French oak barrels for 9 months. 24% in new oak, 32% in second use, and 40% third use.
Bottled Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Release Date:
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
300
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Chile

The Cuvée Alexandre selection of single vineyard wines are grown in Lapostolle–owned estate vineyards and consistently achieves 90+ points. Cuvée Alexandre Carmenére comes from the exquisite terroir of Apalta, a unique semi-arid meso-climate, within the Colchagua Valley. Our winemaking philosophy is simple: keep it natural and intervene only when necessary. The grapes are hand-harvested and transported to the winery in temperature-controlled containers. Strict quality control ensues at Clos Apalta Winery with hand de-stemming for some lots. The rest of the grapes are chosen via a state of the art optical berry selector, Vistalys, which ensures that only the freshest, cleanest and purest grapes are used to produce our wines. Decant and serve with  marinated duck breast and well seasoned angus steak.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep inked red purple color.
Aroma
Ripe black fruit aromas with spicy notes such as black pepper, bitter chocolate, and well integrated oak.
Taste
Balanced and elegant with a velvety texture. Medium tannins with a round structure and a long finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
96% 
Carmenére
4% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Chile / Colchagua Valley
Alcohol: 
14.10%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
100% Wild yeast. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks and wooden vats, with skin contact up to 4-5 weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of the blend in 225L French oak barrels for 9 months. 58% in new oak, 12% in second use, and 30% third use.
Bottled Date: 
Friday, February 1, 2013
Release Date:
Friday, February 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
300
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Chile

Our Cuvée Alexandre Carmenére comes from the exquisite terroir of Apalta, a unique semi-arid meso-climate, within the Colchagua Valley. Our winemaking philosophy is simple: keep it natural and intervene only when necessary. Our key points are 100% hand harvesting, strict fruit selection, gentle extraction methods and a judicious use of oak to preserve the fruit but integrate the complexity that a wine of this quality deserves. There is no clarification and a very light filtration prior to bottling. We create wines that are a true expression of their origin. Ready to drink now or cellar for several years. Decant and serve with savory or spicy dishes.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep inked red purple color.
Aroma
Expressive and intense nose, packed with ripe black and red fruit aromas, savory notes and white and black spices.
Taste
Silky texture with red fruit and spices flavors. Medium tannins structure with a round mid palate and a long finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
85% 
Carmenére
15% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Chile / Colchagua Valley
Alcohol: 
14.10%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
100% Wild yeast. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks and wooden vats, skin contact up to 4-5 weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of the blend in 225L French oak for 13 months.
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Chile