Lapostolle Canto de Apalta, Chile

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Lapostolle is owned by the Marnier-Lapostolle family (of Grand Marnier fame), and since the winery’s foundation in 1994 has pursued an uncompromising approach to quality. Their objective is simple as it is ambitious: to create world-class wines using French expertise and the superb terroir of Chile.

Lapostolle Canto de Apalta, Chile

  • Product Type:  Red Wines
  • Country:  Chile
  • Region:  Rapel Valley
  • Appellation:  Rapel Valley
  • Producer:  Lapostolle
  • Vintage:  2012
  • Alcohol:  14.5%
  • Grape Varieties:  28% Carmenère, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 21% Syrah
  • Closure:  Cork

TASTING NOTES

The earlier-drinking little brother of Lapostolle’s iconic Clos Apalta, Canto is a deliciously juicy yet immensely refined blend. Luxurious fruit aromas are framed by tobacco and chocolate from the Carmenère, while the palate combines serious depth with a smooth, rounded texture.

The Rapel Valley is one of the few places with ideal conditions for Carmenère.  Both the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean have a cooling influence on the vineyards. The grapes for this vintage are partly from Lapostolle’s own Apalta vineyard and partly from long-term contract growers in the region. All grapes were harvested by hand.

Awards :- 90 Points Wine Spectator

Chilean Red Wines, Red Wines

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