Clos Apalta is a superb ultra-premium Chilean red wine, with more than a nod of the head to the family’s French heritage. Clos Apalta is one of the most highly awarded Chilean red wines and gained notoriety when the 2005 vintage placed first in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2008.
Clos Apalta is a single vineyard wine made with grapes sourced only from the Apalta vineyard. The vineyard is located at 170 kms South West from Santiago in the Colchagua Valley. It is situated on a North to South exposure, which is quite rare in Chile. The geographic conditions and micro-climate (semi-dry Mediterranean) ensures a slow maturation which allows the grapes to reach their ideal maturity with high concentration and character, preserving the fruit and high levels of natural acidity, ensuring a long ageing potential. The soils are colluvial granitic soils, lightly textured with layers of clay.