Clos Apalta 2009

With a concentrated structure, this wine has a round and packed attack followed by a pack of velvety and polished tannins filling the mid palate and a ripe and rich long lasting finish.

Tasting Notes

COLOR

Dark and deep inky purple red color.

NOSE

Still young, but opening towards ripe and expressive red fruit, such as plums, red cherries, dry figs and mocha notes. Sweet spices such as vanilla and clover like touch towards the finish.

PALATE

With a concentrated structure, this wine has a around and packed attack followed by a pack of velvety and polished tannins filling the mid palate and a ripe and rich long lasting 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

78% Carmenère, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot.

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

The 2009 vintage had a winter with more rain than average with a total rainfall of 730 mm. Conditions during spring were good so bud breaking was from 10 to 15 days earlier in Apalta than previous years. Spring was very dry with just 19 mm of rainfall within this 3 month, allowing nice flowering conditions. Summer had high maximum temperatures with windy and cool nights, which let grapes ripe very fast, letting us start harvest several days before regular date but also showing and amazing potential for making high quality wines.

VINIFICATION

100% hand de-stemmed in our Clos Apalta Winery. Fermentation: 100% Wild yeast in French oak small vats. Skin contact up to 5 weeks. 100% of the blend in 225 lts new French oak barrels for 24 months. Not fined, cold stabilized or filtered. Bottled in August 2011, 6,361 cases of 12 bottles.

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