- Blend70% Carmenere, 18% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
- WinemakerJacques Begarie
- RegionColchagua Valley
- Farming MethodBiodynamic Practices
- Aging/Cooperage24 months in French oak barrels, 90% new and 10% second use
- Residual Sugar2.67 g/L
- Harvest Date3/14/19-5/13/19
Clos Apalta Valle de Apalta Rouge 2019
A Bordeaux blend like no other coming from some of the oldest vineyards in the Colchagua Valley – planted over 100 years ago! This is a polished, racy, and sexy beast of wine – somewhere between Napa’s plushness and Bordeaux’s depth. 99, 96, 95 POINTS from the top critics...this is a must-have at any price! At our killer deal? Not to be missed!
Truly one of the great wines in the world! No expense is spared in the creation of Clos Apalta, which continues to be amongst the greatest wines in the Southern Hemisphere. Charles de Bournet Marnier Lapostolle, the seventh generation of the family, Jacques Begarie, Technical Director & Winemaker, with the advice of the famous winemaker, Michel Rolland, make MASTERPIECES year after year. 2019 is one of the greatest yet!! All are sourced from the family's organic and biodynamic certified vineyards, a relative rarity in the area. When we tasted it, we needed to sit down for a minute – simply to ponder the sheer, encapsulating pleasure that flooded over us.
SOARING, perfumey, densely packed aromas of blackberry, cassis, cedar, olive, cardamon, balsam, and baker’s chocolate. Incredibly fine and finessed, yet powerful. Simply epic – you know right away you’re drinking something EXTRA SPECIAL. 99 POINTS easily, and surprisingly well-priced for a wine of this stature.
70% carmenère, 18% merlot, 8% cabernet sauvignon, 4% petit verdot – all fermented and aged in oak (mostly oak tuns, but some micro-ferms in brand new French oak barrels.) Full malolactic occurs in barrels, where the wine ages for a full two years (90% new) before bottling unfined and unfiltered. Still can’t get over having pristinely polished this is...velvety and smooth as anything you’ve ever tasted!
Just a MUST for collectors! While it lasts, of course!