Cuvée Alexandre Merlot
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 Merlot 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. Ready to drink now or cellar for several years. Ready to drink now or cellar for several years. Decant and serve with meats and well seasoned dishes with a red wine demi-glace such as short ribs and angus beef. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Intense dark purple color.
Aroma
Complex and intense aromas of raspberries, blueberries, dark plums and notes of cacao aromas.
Taste
Very round with juicy tannins, balanced acidity, and a very persistent finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
88% 
Merlot
12% 
Carmenére
Appellation: 
Chile / Rapel Valley
Alcohol: 
14.10%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
100% Wild yeast. Fermentation in French oak vats and skin contact up to 4 -5 weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of the blend in 225L French oak barrels for 15 months. 39% in new oak, 20% in second, and 41% in third used French oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, January 26, 2015
Release Date:
Monday, January 26, 2015
Cases Produced: 
2,000
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 Merlot 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. Ready to drink now or cellar for several years. Ready to drink now or cellar for several years. Decant and serve with meats and well seasoned dishes with a red wine demi-glace such as short ribs and angus beef. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Intense dark purple color.
Aroma
Complex and intense aromas of raspberries, blueberries, dark plums and notes of cacao aromas.
Taste
Very round with juicy tannins, balanced acidity, and a very persistent finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
85% 
Merlot
15% 
Carmenére
Appellation: 
Chile / Rapel Valley
Alcohol: 
14.10%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
100% Wild yeast. Fermentation in French oak vats and skin contact up to 4 -5 weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of the blend in 225L French oak barrels for 9 months. 59% in new oak, 21% in second, and 20% in third used French oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Release Date:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
2,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Chile

Our mission is to express the exquisite terroir of Apalta so our winemaking philosophy is simple: keep it natural and intervene only when necessary. Apalta is special because it has a unique semi-arid meso-climate, different from the rest of Colchagua Valley. The Coastal Mountains, which partially block the cold influence of the Pacific Ocean, keep the growing season days long and dry, while keeping the nights cool, ensuring the quality of our red wines. Our winemaking philosophy remains very natural and we adhere to minimal intervention. Our key points are 100% hand harvesting, strict fruit selection by 78% optical state of the art grape selection and 22% hand de-stemming of the grapes at our Clos Apalta Winery. All fermentations were made with wild yeast. Decant and serve with roasted turkey, burgers, spaghetti with meatballs or salmon.

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Wine Notes
Color
Intense dark purple ruby color.
Aroma
Elegant, complex and bold, full of spices, herbs, black and fresh red fruit that enhances its complexity.
Taste
Very good volume with elegant and juicy tannins with a long and pleasant finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
85% 
Merlot
15% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Chile / Rapel Valley
Alcohol: 
14.10%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
100% Wild yeast. Fermentation in French oak vats and stainless steel tanks, skin contact up to 4 -5 weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of the blend in 225L French oak for 13 months.
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Release Date:
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
10,111
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Chile