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Lapostolle Cuvée Alexander Merlot 2012

A complex and intense nose filled with red and black fruits such as raspberries, blueberries and dark plums with notes of cacao. The palate is round with juicy tannins, balanced acidity and very persistent finish.

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Producer

Lapostolle

Wine Region

Rapel Valley, Chile

About the Winery

Lapostolle was established in 1994 when Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle discovered the beautiful Apalta vineyards and decided to make the region her home. Alexandre is a member of the Marnier-Lapostolle family who also created the world-renowned liqueur, Grand Marnier.

There are 310 hectares in total and, unusually for Chile, the vines are densely planted, which forces the roots deep and leads to higher quality grapes. Pruning is severe in order to strictly control yields and harvesting is done by hand. From 2009 this estate was certified as

Grape Varieties

85% Merlot, 15% Carmenere

Style

Full-bodied, fruity

Drinking Window (Advisory)

Ready to drink now or cellar for several years. Decant for 1 hour before serving.

Food Pairing

Enjoy with red meats such as short ribs and angus beef.

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