About Winery: Clos Apalta, today, is considered today as one of the best wine in the world, largely acclaimed by wine critics and journalists. To date, this is the only South American wine to have been elected “Wine of the Year” by the American magazine, Wine Spectator, in its famous Annual Top 100. It was with vintage 2005. It’s also the only wine in Southern Hemisphere, with Penfold’s Grange, to obtain this ranking. Clos Apalta is also the only wine IN THE WORLD to be 5 times in the Top 100 Wine Spectator, including 3 times in the TOP 3 in 10 years (2000-2010)
Tasting Note: Deep ruby red color with purple edges. On the nose complex, opening towards ripe black fruit such as cassis, balckberry and fig, along with nuts, cinnamon and liquorice notes. In the mouth intense creamy attack with black fruit flavors. Long lasting velvety tannins. Intense and elegant finish.
Food Matching: Service and food pairing: Open and leave to breathe for a couple of hours or carefully decant for minimum 1 hour or age for several years. Enjoy at 17ºC (64°F). Ideal companion for a rack of lamb with rustic mashed potatoes or to finish a meal with a selection of a high percentage cacao chocolate.
Grape Variety: Carmenère 48%, Cabernet Sauvignon 31%, Merlot 21%
Certificate: CERES - Organic, DEMETER - Biodynamic
-Carmenère and Cabernet Sauvignon Pre-filoxera old vines planted in 1920 not grafted.
-High density plantation: 6.666 pl/ hectare. - 5.400 pl/ hectare.
-Yields: Average 2.000-3000 Kg/he or 830–1.300 Kg/acre.
-100% hand harvested from March 11th until April 20th 2014.
James Suckling 100 Point!
Robert Parker 91 Point!