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CLOS APALTA 2017

Rött vin från Apalta Chile

When I first came to Apalta, it struck me – unique geography, climate and old vines that are not grafted. The potential that lay hidden in this incredible place came to reality with the creation of Clos Apalta. Jacques Begarie, Chief Winemaker
Distrikt Apalta
Druvor Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, CARMÉNÈRE
Årgång 2017
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Fyllighet 10
Fruktsyra 10
Strävhet 10
Tillverkare Clos Apalta
Artikelnr ClosApalta101
Lagerstatus 12
I Lager
Avnjutes mellan 2022 - 2032

TASTING NOTES

COLOR

Deep garnet in appearance, the wine reflects the intense colour of carmenère grapes and typical aromas of ripe fruits.

NOSE

An abundance of aromas, including redcurrant, raspberry and wild strawberries, reflects the stunning complexity of merlot, cabernet sauvignon and carmenère.    

PALATE

The initial wave of berry fruits, underpinned by soft, silky tannins, is pursued by contrasting touches of black olive, blackcurrant and liquorice. Incredibly long and taut on the finish, revealing exquisite, delicate tannins, and expressing the great elegance of the Apalta terroirs.

Per flaska Per låda
Pris
1249kr
7494kr
(Antal flaskor / låda: 6)

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100/100
James Suckiling: What a stunning nose.....Full-bodied with a beautiful
What a stunning nose of crushed berries, fresh flowers, sandalwood and light vineyard dust. Black olives, too. Very complex. Full-bodied with a beautiful, dense palate of blackberries, chocolate, walnuts and cigar box. Fantastic length and composure. The tannin just rolls over the palate. Very structured. The most classically structured wine ever from here. Goes on for minutes. Outrageous and so polished. A blend of 48% carmenere, 26% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot and 1% petit verdot. Try after 2025.
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Robert Parker: It's a full-bodied wine to age
The 2017 Clos Apalta is the 20th vintage of this wine that was produced with a blend of 48% Carmenere, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot from organic and biodynamic certified vineyards on granite soils. It fermented with indigenous yeasts for four to five weeks, with manual punch-down of the cap, mostly in 7,500-liter French oak vats and 18% in new French barrique. Malolactic was in new French oak barrels, and the élevage lasted for 27 months in 85% new barrels and 15% second use. This is always a powerful, big and ripe wine that is regularly 15% alcohol, reflecting a warm and ripe place. The 2017 is no exception, perhaps a riper and more powerful wine than the 2016. It's still very young and marked by the élevage, with abundant balsamic aromas and notes from the wood—spice and smoke with an ashy touch. It seems quite marked by the character of the Carmenere. The tannins are quite round and polished, and the flavors are pungent and powerful. It's a full-bodied wine to age in in bottle and enjoy in its 10th birthday with powerful food. 90,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in September 2019.

CLOS APALTA

A glass of Clos Apalta opens the doors to a dream. Just retreat into yourself and listen to what it has to offer you. First of all, there is a kind of poetry to its colors, like an iridescent indigo dress with carmine reflections in its folds, then the texture, soft as a summer evening, and lastly, its bouquet; a cascade of aromas, black cherry, blackberry, leather, spices, mocha and cocoa...Take a deep breath and let the smell send shivers down your spine. Then, let yourself be carried away by the fine elegance of its tannins. In this way, slowly, Clos Apalta tells you its history, its terroir, its varietals and its education.

Clos Apalta knows what it is impressing on you – an emotional outburst and sensual vibrations which make sure it is never forgotten.

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THE CHARM OF THE APALTA VALLEY

We listened to the silence. We listened to the vines. We marveled at the spellbinding sunset in the evening, when the shadows gently dance and the trees are hushed to a whisper...it feels like a different world.Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, Founder

It is rare for a place to be able to captivate a person so immediately, with so much force. It was 1994. After months of research, Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband, Cyril de Bournet, discovered the Apalta Valley. A fine, golden light embraced the vineyard whilst hundred-year old-vines stood, intertwining majestically. Harmony had taken residence here. Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle knew that Clos Apalta could bring about the joyful encapsulation of this breathtaking landscape.

Jacques Begarie, Clos Apalta Technical Director since 2004, also describes the subtle beauties of the location, Clos Apalta wakes up and then radiates. An alchemy of lights, of smells – aromas of wild thyme and rosemary – of shrubby vegetation and rows of olive trees. In the distance, the Andes mountain range stands, breathtaking with its constantly snowy caps. In the autumn it is an equally captivating scene, with the vineyard offering an infinite palette of colours; from the yellow merlots to the carmine of the Carménère grapes. The blue of the sky returns and the dust vanishes, washed away by the rains. Over the tip of the mountain, the sun approaches. In the sky, high above us, condors swoop and dive whilst some foxes stand guard. Later on, the star-studded, indigo Milky Way fills the sky over the cellar.

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