Casa Lapostolle Merlot Cuvée Alexandre 1999
The must was fermented 14 days at 25-28C. This was followed by an 18 day post-fermentation maceration. All the wine was aged 13 months in new and one year old French oak barrels. Bottled in September 2000. Dense and attractive purple color. Very intense and complex nose of blackberry and cherry with notes of black chocolate and pepper. A deep, mouth-filling wine with explosive richness, integrated oak, smooth tannins and a very long finish.
Lapostolle was founded by the legendary family behind Grand Marnier. Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle brought French winemaking practices to Chile, where she was a pioneer in leading the development of fine quality wines. The winery uses organic and biodynamic practices, and the wines are consistently rated 90+ points. Most recently, Wine Enthusiast named Lapostolle “New World Winery of the Year” in 2008.
External Reviews for Casa Lapostolle Merlot Cuvée Alexandre
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