Clos Apalta 2008

Net and focused, with a very special purity of fresh black and red fruit and elegant herbs aromas.

Tasting Notes

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

Open and leave to breathe for a couple of hours or carefully decant for minimum 1 hour and enjoy at room temperature; 16 to 18ºC (60 to 65°F). Ideal companion for game, lamb, and entrecote fillet. Also good with rich cocoa chocolate desserts.

Vintage Report

APPELLATION

Apalta Valley, Colchagua, Chile.

BLEND

73% Carmenère; 17% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot.

HARVEST

Organic and Biodynamic vines management under process of certification by Ceres (Germany). Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon Pre-filoxera old vines planted in 1920 not grafted. Morning sun leaf removal and green harvest to fine tune yields. Harvested from the 26th of March until the 11th of May 2008.

GROWING CONDITIONS

We will remember 2008 as a year with a very cold and dry winter. The spring was drier and flowering conditions were good. The summer was hotter and drier with higher temperatures than normal. These conditions lead to grapes deeply colored and richly flavoured. During the harvest, conditions were very good and we completed harvest before the end of April and the first significant rain.

VINIFICATION

100% hand de-stemmed in our Clos Apalta Winery. 100% wild yeast in French oak small tanks, with skin contact up to 5 weeks. 100% of the blend was aged in 225 lts new French oak barrels for 22 months. Not fined, cold stabilized or filtered. Bottled in April 2010, 4,771 cases of 12 bottles.

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