Clos Apalta 2005

Клос Апалта 2005

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Casa Lapostolle
Chile (Чили) 
Colchagua Valley
Carmenere (Карменере)

Cabernet Sauvignon (Каберне Совиньон)

Merlot (Мерло)

Petit Verdot (Пти Вердо)
€ 76.69  
Added by terziev
19 Jan 2009

Winemaker's notes:
Hand-harvested from the 8th of April, in small baskets of 13-15 kg. Coming from non irrigated 60 years old vines. The 2004-2005 season began with a dry winter and a cold, cloudy spring. These conditions explain the delay in the budding and flowering periods, which were nearly two weeks late. Summer was quite normal and dry but during the last two weeks of February temperatures climbed, which had the effect of correcting the delays observed during the early stages of growth. The temperature decreased in March slowing down the ripening process but the month of April was exceptionally hot. Despite this, most of the harvest began later than in 2004, making this 2005 a late vintage.

COLOR: Intense inked dark red with purple hints NOSE: Exuberant and complex, with red and black fruit such as plums, black cherries combined with currant, berries, dry figs with black cocoa and a violet touch. Sweet spices like clover and vanilla give an elegant touch towards the finish. MOUTH: Well balanced, an elegant wine which has a bright attack followed by round, velvety and polished tannins filling the mid palate and a rich long lasting finish. SERVICE AND PAIRING: Decant for 3 hours and enjoy at room temperature (16 to 18таC). Ideal companion for game, lamb, and entrecote fillet. Also good with rich cocoa chocolate desserts.

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How to drink it
Food: Chicken, Chicken Smoked, Couscous, Duck, Ham, Hamburger, Lamb (Grilled, Broiled), Pasta with Tomato Sauce, Pasta with Vegetables, Pates, Pizza, Quiche, Rabbit, Sausage, Spicy Chinese, Steak (Grilled, Broiled), Tuna, Turkey, Veal, Venison
Cheese: Brie, Camember, Danish Blu, Gouda, Gruyere, Pecorino Toscano, Sharp Cheddar
Temperature: 16-18 °C
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