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Casa Lapostolle Grand Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Bottle Size: 750ml Item #: 1776047
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Casa Lapostolle Grand Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 750ml

Casa Lapostolle Grand Selection Cabernet Sauvignon

Casa Grand Selection Cabernet Sauvignon originates from Chile's central semi-arid Rapel Valley. Here, the Pacific's Humboldt Current keeps the days warm and dry, and the nights cool, allowing the grapes to slowly ripen. Slow maturation guarantees that our Cabernet is able to have an expressive nose and desired structure. The grapes are hand-harvested and transported to the winery in temperature-controlled containers. Strict quality control continues at the winery through a state of the art optical berry selector, Vistalys, which chooses only the freshest and purest grapes for our wine

A winter 2010 with a cold July delayed the bud break by approximately 10 days, and that delay was maintained during spring. Summer was colder than normal with limited sunlight and December and January brought some rainfall which was unusual but beneficial for the vineyard after the dry winter and spring conditions. The cloudy summer affected by decreasing lightening, so maturity came at regular but slow pace and we didn’t have the excess of sun that can occur sometimes. February was on the contrary hot and sunny as usual. Fall brought threatening clouds so it was very important to harvest fast, considering the risk of rain. The 2011 vintage gave excellent conditions to produce elegant, complex and fruity wines.

All the grapes were harvested by hand in small cases of 14 kilos and carefully transported to the winery. We obtained clean and pure fruit with strict quality control thanks to the state of the art technology our optical berries selection. Then all the grapes were gently macerated with a very delicate extraction, obtaining elegant structure, beautiful aromas and impressive color. Fermentation lasted about 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks, utilizing native yeast. After maceration just 55% of the wine was aged in 225 lt. French oak barrels for 6 months; 45% second use and 55% third use.

Antonio S Pahati
7/22/14 3:58 PM JOINED 2/15/14
Love the wine. Have had wine in the past from this House and have always gotten a reliably good product... from aroma, body and finish... good prices too.

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Casa Lapostolle Casa Lapostolle Grand Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
Casa Grand Selection Cabernet Sauvignon originates from Chile's central semi-arid Rapel Valley. Here, the Pacific's Humboldt Current keeps the days warm and dry, and the nights cool, allowing the grapes to slowly ripen. Slow maturation guarantees that our Cabernet is able to have an expressive nose and desired structure. The grapes are hand-harvested and transported to the winery in temperature-controlled containers. Strict quality control continues at the winery through a state of the art optical berry selector, Vistalys, which chooses only the freshest and purest grapes for our wine
 

Notes on the Casa Lapostolle Grand Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 750ML 2011

Wine Maker Notes A winter 2010 with a cold July delayed the bud break by approximately 10 days, and that delay was maintained during spring. Summer was colder than normal with limited sunlight and December and January brought some rainfall which was unusual but beneficial for the vineyard after the dry winter and spring conditions. The cloudy summer affected by decreasing lightening, so maturity came at regular but slow pace and we didn’t have the excess of sun that can occur sometimes. February was on the contrary hot and sunny as usual. Fall brought threatening clouds so it was very important to harvest fast, considering the risk of rain. The 2011 vintage gave excellent conditions to produce elegant, complex and fruity wines.

Wine Review All the grapes were harvested by hand in small cases of 14 kilos and carefully transported to the winery. We obtained clean and pure fruit with strict quality control thanks to the state of the art technology our optical berries selection. Then all the grapes were gently macerated with a very delicate extraction, obtaining elegant structure, beautiful aromas and impressive color. Fermentation lasted about 2 weeks in stainless steel tanks, utilizing native yeast. After maceration just 55% of the wine was aged in 225 lt. French oak barrels for 6 months; 45% second use and 55% third use.