Clos Apalta was founded by an affluent French husband and wife who saw the incredible potential of this land after coming to Chile's Colchagua Valley. In 1994 they purchased land in Apalta and began revitalizing it in 1995. The purchase contained vines dating back to pre-phylloxera times, featuring root stalks brought over from Bordeaux during the 19th century. Today they are one of the most critical producers in Chile, producing outstanding wines with Bordeaux influence, certified organic for over a decade.
Today we have the 2019 Flagship wine aptly named "Clos Apalta," which is one of if not the best examples of this brilliant wine of all time. A blend of 70% Carmenère, 18% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Petit Verdot this year, 2019 is nothing short of outstanding and is made with a nod to Bordeaux while exploring one of the greatest terroirs in Chile. Consistently one of the most outstanding Chilean wines, 2019 is a masterpiece for those who enjoy the Bordeaux style; this is one to try and is one of the best South American Wines of the vintage.
James Suckling 99 points! "A generous array of ripe black and blue fruit with pink peppercorns, green olives, dried flowers, toffee and chocolate orange. It’s full-bodied with firm, creamy and velvety tannins. Long and polished. Lovely salted caramel and olives at the end. Keeps going. Unfolds on the finish. 70% carmenere, 18% merlot, 8% cabernet sauvignon and 4% petit verdot. Drink or hold."