As a general winemaking philosophy, in our Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon we look for elegance, balance and ageing potential. To express the terroir of Apalta is our mission; so our winemaking philosophy remains very natural process with minimal intervention. Our key points are 100% hand harvest in small cases of 14 kilos, strict fruit selection by 82% optical state of the art grape selection, Vistalys and 12% hand de-stemming of the grapes at our Clos Apalta Winery, gentle extraction methods and a judicious use of oak to preserve the fruit but integrate the complexity that a wine of this quality deserves. Our Cuvee Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon comes from an old block of Cabernet planted in 1920 with high density in special soil and geographic conditions. We add 14% of Carmenère and 1% of Cabernet Franc in this vintage to enhance the aromatic expression of this typical variety from Bordeaux. All fermentations were made with wild yeast in barrels, where the wine stays for 14 months, ageing patiently. There is no stabilization, no clarification and a very light filtration prior to bottling.
Region: Valle de Colchagua, Chile. Viñedo Apalta, Lapostolle.
Grape: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% Carmenère and 1% of Cabernet Franc.
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