94 points James Suckling
Aromas of coconut, cooked apple, and lemon meringue follow through to a full body that's round and fruity. Best Chardonnay in Chile?
90 points Wine Spectator
Pure-tasting, with lithe minerality and spiciness to the mouthwatering flavors of quince, ripe pear, apple and dried peach. Ginger and spice on the plush finish. Drink now through 2020.
Food & Wine
“More and more boutique producers are on the rise in Chile’s Casablanca Valley, which is a very cool region, impacted by the Pacific Ocean’s icy Humboldt Current. This is one of the rare winegrowing regions where you can find a single-vineyard Chardonnay like this for around $20. Fresh, complex, and teeming with white floral notes—along with a combination of orchard and tropical fruit notes—atop a rich, creamy texture.”
Vinous Reverie Notes
Winery: Sourced from our own vineyards, Cuvée Alexandre wines express our dedication to quality and the expression of the Terroir at Lapostolle. About the Vineyard: Atalayas Vineyard is nested in the heart of the Chilean Costal Cordillera, only 22 km away from the Pacific Ocean. Its rolling hills and steep exposures are the source of an array of mesoclimates that allow us to produce different lots, each with a unique personality that makes up the final blend. Casablanca is strongly influenced by the sea, which is cold on these latitudes because of the Humboldt Current coming from Antarctica. Under this cold influence, the lower layer of the atmosphere is cooled down, which provokes numerous low clouds and fog penetrating the valley in the mornings. Wine Production: 100% of the grapes were hand harvested in small 14 kilos crates, then the whole grape bunch was directly pressed and the juice naturally decanted in stainless steel tanks at low temperature. The 2015 vintage, 82% of the juice was fermented in French oak barrels at 15-18°C and 18% was fermented in stainless steel tanks at 12-14°C. Our Cuvée Alexandre Chardonnay was 100% aged in French oak barrels for 11 months (49% in new French oak barrel and 51% second and third use French oak barrel). The result is a well integrated oak with elegant structure to enhance the natural acidity and freshness. No malolactic fermentation was done. Tasting Notes: Color: Bright yellow with golden edge. Nose: Incredible expression. Florals and sweet spices as honey, apricot, vanilla and delicate notes of fresh fruit such as papaya and quince. Palate: The palate is intense and elegant, with high volume in the mouth, fresh acidity and vibrant finish. Food Pairing: Drink now or cellar for several years. Decant for 1 hour and serve at 16°C (58° F). Enjoy with homemade pastas such as beetroot capeletti stuffed with cheese and pistachios or turkey panzotti and bolognesa sauce. Sourced from our own vineyards, Cuvée Alexandre wines express our dedication to quality and the expression of the Terroir at Lapostolle.