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Domaines Bournet-Lapostolle

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON FROM CHILE


When Cabernet Sauvignon gets lots of sun, it gets juicy in a voluminous and intense way. A gift to all those who enjoy intense and powerful wines. Lapostolle is part French, so even if it all becomes heavy and intense, you can still sense a French elegance in the background. It keeps everything in place and ensures that it never gets out of control. Good craftsmanship and great taste.


CABERNET SAUVIGNON FRA CHILE


Når Cabernet Sauvignon får masser af sol, bliver det juicy på en voluminøs og intens måde. En gave til alle dem som nyder intense og kraftige vine. Lapostolle har fransk bagland, så selvom det hele bliver tungt og intenst, så rumsterer der en franske elegance i baggrunden. Det holder det hele på plads, og sikrer at det aldrig kammer over. Godt håndværk og stor smag.


FACTS


Country: Chile

Region: Central Valley

Winery: Domaines Bournet-Lapostolle

Year: 2018

Type: Red

Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah

Alcohol: 14,5%

Aging: Stainless steel tanks & Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional


ABOUT THE WINERY


DOMAINES BOURNET-LAPOSTOLLE


Lapostolle Wines was founded by the Marnier-Lapostolle family. The family is also the creator of the world famous liqueur Grand Marnier. For generations they have made wine in the Loire Valley in France and today run the renowned Château Sancerre. In 1994, Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet became so fascinated by the famous Apalta field in the Colchagua Valley that they decided that they would make wine here. Apalta is located on steep slopes 170 km south of Santiago in a horseshoe-shaped valley surrounded by mountains. The climate is ideal with hot days and cool nights thanks to the location between the sea and the mountains. In 2006, Lapostolle built a new, state-of-the-art, high-tech six-level winery with associated cellars carved into the granite walls of Apalta Mountain.


Lapostolle Wines blev grundlagt af familien Marnier-Lapostolle, som bl.a. står bag den verdensberømte likør Grand Marnier. I generationer har de lavet vin i Loiredalen i Frankrig og driver i dag det anerkendte Château Sancerre.

Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle og hendes mand Cyril de Bournet blev i 1994 så fascinerede af den berømte Apalta mark i Colchagua Valley, at de besluttede, at her ville de lave vin. Apalta ligger på stejle skråninger 170 km syd for Santiago i en hesteskoformet dal omgivet af bjerge. Klimaet er ideelt med varme dage og kølige nætter takket være beliggenheden mellem havet og bjergene
I 2006 opførte Lapostolle et nyt supermoderne, højteknologisk vineri i seks niveauer med tilhørende kældre hugget ind i Apalta bjergets granitvægge.


General grape descriptions



Cabernet Sauvignon


The world’s most popular red wine grape is a natural cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, France. Cabernet Sauvignon is loved for its high concentration and age-worthiness.


Syrah


It is a caste originating in France but it’s produced in all over the world. It is cultivated from France to Australia (where it is the main grape), United States (Washington State and California), besides Italy (cultivated in small scale all over the country to produce some good blends), Spain (used in projects in Rioja for example), Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Uruguay, Brazil (restricted to some producers and in the northeast) In Portugal it found is home in the region of Alentejo and is the most successful foreign grape  in terms of climatic adaptation. The wines have an intense colour. The aromas are complex with very rich tannins. The most present flavours are blueberry, plum, chocolate, tobacco and black pepper but have some differences depending on the region in which they are produced,  more fruity in the warmer regions or with more spicy flavours to plum, olive and green pepper in cooler climes.


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