Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

$55.00

The blackcurrants and violets are impressive on the nose with hints of slate. Full-bodied, yet always refined and in check. Linear and tight. Black olives and blue fruit at the finish. Drink after 2021.

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Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: April 17, 2020 (JS-95)

The blackcurrants and violets are impressive on the nose with hints of slate. Full-bodied, yet always refined and in check. Linear and tight. Black olives and blue fruit at the finish. Drink after 2021.

Source: Winemaker

Region Apalta Valley, Colchagua, Chile
Grape 85% Cabernet Sauvignon - 10% Cabernet Franc 5% Carmenere.

Tasting
- Colour: Intense and deep red colour with purple edges.
- Nose: Expressive and intense with cassis and black currant aromas.
- Palate: Elegant with round and persistent tannins, with fresh cherry along with a light toast flavour.

Service and food pairing
Keep for many years or decant and serve at 16?C (60?F). High flavouring dishes as lamb shank with herbs or pork fillet with mustard and honey.
Harvest
The season started with a cold and rainy winter in 2017, leaving enough water reserves in the groundand.. Spring 2017 did not register important frosts and moved forward with good conditions, allowing an excellent bud break. From December 2017 until mid-February 2018, maximum temperatures were moderate, extending berry set, verasion and ripening. March was fresh, allowing a slow sugar accumulation without losing acidity, key to obtain wines with great balance. Fall didn?t brought rains letting the latest varieties to be harvested during optimal dates.
Vinification
As a general winemaking philosophy, in our Cuv?e Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon we look for elegance, balance and ageing potential. To express the terroir of Apalta is our mission; so, our winemaking philosophy remains very natural a process with minimal intervention. Our key points are 100% hand harvest in small cases of 14 kilos, strict fruit selection by 100% optical state of the art grape selection, Vistalys. Gentle extraction methods and a judicious use of oak to preserve the fruit but integrate the complexity that a wine of this quality deserves.
Our Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon comes from an old block of Cabernet planted in 1920 with high density.
All fermentations were made with wild yeast, 100% was fermented in stainless steel tanks, between 24?C and 25?C. Then, 100% of the wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. There is no stabilization, no clarification and a very light filtration prior to bottling.

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