2021 Lapostolle 'Cuvee Alexandre' Apalta Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile
Intense, deep red color with purple edges. Expressive and intense nose with cassis and black currant aromas. Elegant palate with round and persistent tannins, with fresh cherry along with a light toast flavor.
The Apalta Vineyard is the gem of the Lapostolle estate in Chile's Colchagua Valley. It's where they source the fruit for one of Chile's greatest wines, Clos Apalta. The Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet is also sourced from this extraordinary vineyard. Surrounded on three sides by hills and a river on the fourth side it has its own unique micro-climate.
Planted back in 1920 it also has deeply rooted grapevines averaging 60 years old.
The region produces highly sought after wines and Cabernet Sauvignon thrives here. Paola Muñoz is currently the head winemaker at Lapostolle & she really knows how to showcase all of the positive characteristics of the grapes she uses. This wine is ripe but not jammy, with cassis, currant & just a hint of the distinctive bell pepper quality unique to Cabernet Sauvignon.
This 2021 is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, and 4% Petit Verdot