Le Petit Clos 2019
Le Petit Clos is a different interpretation of the Clos Apalta Terroir, using the mastery of blending that is the heart of the winemaking philosophy from the Domaines Bournet-Lapostolle
Intense dark red garnet with purple violet edges.
Expressive notes of well ripe fruit opening towards well integrated oak.
The palate opens toward a concentrated structure, with well defined tanins and good density. Long in the finish.
49% Carmenère, 30% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% 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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