Lapostolle Grand Selection Merlot 2019

At Lapostolle our mission is to capture the freshness of the fruit. Young and expressive; bright and vivid, define the characteristics of our Lapostolle Wines.

About the Vineyard

Rapel Valley is located in the central part of Chile, including the sub Valleys of Cachapoal and Colchagua. It exhibits a semi–arid Mediterranean climate with a winter only rainfall pattern. During the growing season, we have warm and dry days and pleasantly cool nights as a result of cold breezes coming from the Andes Mountains.
 

Wine Production

The grapes were carefully harvested and transported to the winery. We obtained clean and pure fruit with strict quality control thanks to the state of the art technology, our Vistalys optical berries selection. Then all the grapes were macerated up to 4 weeks to extract structure and color. During maceration, the fermentation lasted about 2 weeks in 100% stainless steel tanks, at 24-28°C. After maceration 55% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for 5 months to give an extra layer of complexity while keeping the fruit expression. The remaining 45% was aged in stainless steel tanks; The result is great fruit with a fresh and pleasant palate. The wine was slightly filtered and clarified before the bottling.

Tasting Notes

Color: Clean burgundy color with cherry hues.
Nose: Expressive nose of red and black fruit such as blackberryalong with fresh aromas such as thym and black pepper.
Palate: Medium body with a good fruit expression. Good balance among components.

Food Pairing

Serve at 15°C (59°F). The ideal companion for pastas with red sauces, or paprika stuffed with quinoa and tomatoes, or a pizza with mushrooms and pepperoni.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Rapel Valley
Vineyard name
Las Kuras Vineyard
Soil composition
Alluvial and Colluvial origin
Training method
Espalier
Harvest time
March - April
First vintage of this wine
2005
Bottles produced of this wine
4,850
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
86% Merlot, 12% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot
Prefermentation Technique
Cold maceration
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
14 days days
Fermentation temperature
24- 28 ºC °F
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
5 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.59
Residual sugar
2.44 g/L
Acidity
3.55 g/L

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