Clos Apalta 2019
This was a very luminous, bright and wonderful harvest, that brought us beautiful vivid fruit and deep flavors. Andrea Leon, Chief Winemaker
Intense dark purple red with violet blue edges.
Expressive nose of ripe fruit plums and dry figs, opening towards subtle spices and elegant aromas of clover and sweet spices.
Concentrated in the beginning opening towards a lively mid palate, with a well constructed tannic frame and a
very long lasting palate.
70% Carmenère, 18% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
March 14th to May 13th.
The winter 2018 was dry and cold in Apalta, with accumulated rainfall 40% below the previous season July marked the lowest temperatures of the season, with he average winter minimums temperatures slightly exceeding the historical record. Spring was mild and wet, with rains over 56% the historical average. With this conditions, the vineyard started to grow early and fast, showing good vigor. The summer was hotter compared to our historical records, with the second half of January and the beginning of February, not only a heat wave but also very high levels of sunlight. There was also no rain recorded until the end of the harvest.It is important to highlight the high levels of insolation that affected the Apalta vineyard together with the lack of rains, made it key to manage both irrigation and canopy management that would protect the grapes from the intense sun, avoid sunburn and other issues in the vineyard. The first months of autumn maintained the dry conditions and at the same time, we found a normal average temperature but with lower minima. That brought a wide temperature amplitude that was very beneficial for the color and general quality of red grapes.The harvest begun about 8 days earlier, and the general conditions during the harvest were favorable to have very healthy grapes, with lower yields per hectare.
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