95 Points Wine Enthusiast. Color: Deep purple inky red color. Nose: Net and focused, with a very special purity of fresh black and red fruit and elegant herbs aromas. Palate: Elegant balance with silky and juicy tannins. More fruit flavors and a very long finish. Service and Food Pairing: Service and food pairing: Open and leave to breathe for a couple of hours or carefully decant for minimum 1 hour and enjoy at room temperature; 16 to 18AsC (60 to 65A F).
Lapostolle was founded by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet in 1994. The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier, is famous for producing spirits and liqueurs, but the family has also been involved in winemaking for generations.
Our winemaking philosophy is to reflect the terroir from Apalta by crafting a wine based in Carmenère, with Merlot and Cabernet. A truly hand crafted wine, we nurture our vines and attend to every detail to preserve the potential of the grapes. We hand harvest the fruit very early in the morning in small 14 kilos cases. The grapes were 100% hand de-stemmed in our Clos Apalta Winery so we maintain complete control of the quality.
Ideal companion for game, lamb, and entrecote fillet. Also good with rich cocoa chocolate deserts.