Goodbye to Canto de Apalta and Hello to Lapostolle’s New Red Blend
Whilst Canto de Apalta has been a part of Lapostolle’s range for a number of years, in order to better align this little brother to Clos Apalta with the rest of the range, Lapostolle have decided to change the packaging and presentation of this wine. With that in mind, we are pleased to present Lapostolle’s Red Blend, which launches with the fantastic 2013 vintage.
Sitting between the Grand Selection and Cuvée Alexandre ranges, this is a blend of 30% Syrah, 25% Carmenère, 23% Merlot and 22% Cabernet Sauvignon. 75% of the grapes come from the same Apalta vineyard as Clos Apalta. The grapes are all harvested by hand and then a rigorous selection takes place in the winery using the state of the art Vistalys mchine, to ensure that only top quality fruit makes the final blend. Fermentation takes place using wild yeasts and the wine is then aged for twelve months in a mix of new, second fill and third fill French oak barrels.
The resulting wine is deep red/purple with red/black fruit aromas and notes spice, black pepper, chocolate and tobacco. On the palate it is elegant with rich yet balanced tannins and flavours of bitter chocolate and coffee and a long finish.