was founded by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet in 1994. The Marnier Lapostolle family, founders and owners of the world-renowned liqueur Grand Marnier, is famous for producing spirits and liqueurs, but the family has also been involved in winemaking for generations. In creating Lapostolle, the family has pursued the same uncompromising approach to quality that made Grand Marnier a global success. Its objective is as simple as it is ambitious: to create world-class wines using French expertise and the superb terroirs of Chile Today, Lapostolle owns 370 hectares in three different vineyards and produce a total of 200.000 cases spread over Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay
, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenère, and Syrah. Lapostolle winery is located in the town of Cunaco, right next to Santa Cruz. It is the original winery, where Lapostolle was founded in 1994 and today it is here where both the Casa and Cuvée Alexandre wines are produced. With a traditional Chilean old hacienda style, it has a production capacity of 3,300,000 litres in stainless steel and French oak tanks, and more than 3.500 French Oak Barrels. After many years of hard work at Lapostolle, they finally completed the organic certification process for all our three vineyard properties. On September 30, 2011, the registered and accredited German-based environmental certification company CERES – Certification of Environmental Standards – authorized all Lapostolle estates in compliance with Chilean, North American, and European required standard. Today all three of Lapostolle's estates – Atalayas, Las Kuras and Apalta – do not use any artificial fertilizers, chemical pesticides, herbicides, plant growth regulators or genetically modified organisms. Instead they have integrated animals, bees, organic compost, recycling and the proper treatment of water, among many other tactics, to fulfill our vineyard management and winemaking duties. Lapostolle have just releasde the Cuvée Alexandre Syrah Los Kuras 2009, the inaugural wine from the portfolio to be officially certified “Made with Organic Grapes".
exhibits a cold Mediterranean climate. Located right next to the pacific ocean in the central part of Chile, the climate is moderated by the cold Humboldt current travelling from the Southern Pole. This current drops the temperatures and the coastal winds refresh the valley’s climate. The perfect combination of cold temperatures with a dry summer allows the Chardonnay grapes to maintain their acidity and ripen very slowly with very little risk of rain during the Autumn. Soils are of a granitic origin from the Chilean Coastal Mountains, with some layers of clay and sand. There is good drainage and low fertility. 68% of the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks in order to preserve the freshness of the fruit. 32% was fermented in oak and just 20% of it was aged for 7 months in new and used french oak barrels. No malolactic fermentation was employed.
Lapostolle Casa Chardonnay is a bright light yellow with subtle flecks of lime. The nose has expressive aromas of tropical fruit, sweet citrus fruit and white flowers. The palate has good volume and density, with vivid acidity and a long lasting finish.
Food & Wine match:
The ideal companion for appetizers and sea food. Serve cold at 50-53 °F.