Clos Apalta: A Chilean Icon


Clos Apalta: A Chilean Icon

Wine Team New York |

Tucked amongst a century-old vineyard in what many now consider the ‘Grand Cru’ of Colchagua in ChileClos Apalta’s emblematic Bordeaux blend is one of the most iconic wines of the Southern Hemisphere.

Since its inception in 1997, the Marnier-Lapostolle family has dedicated generations of French expertise to sculpting wines of great concentration and finesse from their exceptional terroir in Apalta. A mosaic of fine granitic soils, layered with weathering clay brings a particular aromatic complexity to their silky, seductive wines. The result is a stunning Bordelais blend of CarmenèreMerlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, a celebrated Chilean benchmark of ground-breaking acclaim.

Today, seventh-generation Charles de Bournet runs this leading biodynamic estate, punctuated by the official recognition of the Apalta DO in 2018. Renowned oenologist Michel Rolland consults, in what is notably his sole endeavor in Chile.

While Lapastolle's Clos Apalta embraces Chile's emblematic Carmenère as a significant component of its lush and aromatic blends, the second wine Le Petit Clos typically features more Cabernet Sauvignon.

Sotheby’s Wine is pleased to share a selection of 2018 Clos Apalta alongside the 2012 Vinothèque release. Discover the distinctive splendors of this Chilean icon today.

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