Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Carmenere 2020
|Region||Chile, Colchagua, Apalta Valley|
Intense purple red. Nose is complex, with red and black fruit such as maqui berry and spices such as red pepper, vanilla and dill. Palate is wide, of medium acidity and round tannins with fruit such as sarsaparilla and maqui berry. Medium long finish. Decant and serve at 16°C (60°F). Ideal for dishes such as rabbit roulade with mint and apricot or four-cheese pasta with truffles with grated truffles.
The 2020 Carmenere Cuvee Alexandre also contains 12% Syrah and 3% Petit Verdot from Apalta, Colchagua, and spent 10 months in used barrels. Purple in the glass, with hints of blackberry, plum and twists of mint and pyrazine, it has a lovely structure, delivering firm, juicy tannins and sustained flavor while the terroir brings intensity.