Lapostolle Grand Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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At Lapostolle, to capture the freshness of the fruit is our mission. Young and expressive; bright and vivid, define the characteristics of our Lapostolle Wines.

About the Vineyard

Rapel Valley is located in the central part of Chile. It includes the sub Valleys of Cachapoal and Colchagua. It exhibits a semi - arid Mediterranean climate with a winter – only rainfall pattern.  Our Sauvignon Blanc comes from a very special area in Cachapoal, directly beneath the foothills of the Andes. The vines grow with the cold influence of the mountains and express all the minerality of the vineyards unique stony soil. "Las Kuras" means stones in the native Mapuche language. 

Wine Production

We want to enhance the best fruit that Rapel Valley offers its structure and natural acidity.  Our key points are strict fruit selection with Vistalys, natural juice decantation and low temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks.  We added 8% of Semillón from our old vines in Apalta vineyard and 7% of Sauvignon Gris.

Tasting Notes

Color: Pale yellow with green edges.
Nose: Very expressive with aromas of fresh herbs and cucumber, white fruit such as pears along with floral notes.
Taste: Balance and fresh mid palate with good volume and a long lasting finish.

Food Pairing

Perfect for an aperitif, clams with cheese, lemon and coriander and jam and melon salad. Serve well chilled from 6 to 8°C (42°F to 46°F).

Vineyard & Production Info
Vineyard name:
Las Kuras Vineyard
Soil composition:
Alluvial or Coluvial origin
Training method:
Espalier
Harvest time:
March- April
First vintage of this wine:
2004
Bottles produced of this wine:
361,536
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
85% Sauvignon Blanc, 8% Sémillon, 7% Sauvignon gris
Maceration technique:
Gentle extraction
Type of aging container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of aging before bottling:
5 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
13.8 %
pH level:
3.7
Residual sugar:
3.6 g/L

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