Clos Apalta 2016 vintage previewed
The ultimate in premium Chilean wine was available to taste on Domaines Bournet Lapostolle’s stand with the release of the latest vintage of Clos Apalta, the multi-award winning Bordeaux blend from the Colchagua Valley.
This iconic wine is one of a rare breed of Chilean wines that have been awarded 100 points – most recently by the acclaimed US wine critic, James Suckling, for its 2014 vintage. In 2008, the 2005 vintage of Clos Apalta was chosen as the Number 1 Wine of the World by Wine Spectator magazine in its annual Top 100 classification. Clos Apalta is the only Chilean and Latin American wine to receive this award.
Clos Apalta was rst founded in 1994 by Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle, a sixth generation descendant of the Grand Marnier family, and her husband, Cyril de Bournet, who travelled to Chile in search of new land and a great property to make ne wine. It is now under the control of their son, Charles de Bournet.
French wine consultant, Michel Rolland, is part of the winemaking team behind Clos Apalta which is a blend of Carmenère, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
The much anticipated 2016 vintage is set to be formally released on La Place de Bordeaux in September, but buyers had the chance to get a personal preview at the Domaines Bournet Lapostolle stand.
Photo: Charles de Bournet Marnier Lapostolle, Domaine Bournet Lapostolle