tasting with my fellow WineAlign Cru members. What a wonderful way to spend an
evening, especially since Charles de Bournet Marnier Lapostolle, son of
Lapostolle owner Alexandra Lapostolle, was our host. This was my first
experience with Lapostolle (my newbie-ness was definitely showing) and I was
very excited to sample these unique Chilean wines.
number of Ontario
wineries that have incorporated the practice and I was pleased to hear that
Lapostolle is also looking at the importance of ecologically safe practices in
their winemaking. Charles spoke passionately about why this was important – not
simply to create sustainable wine regions, but because of the impact that
chemicals can have on the people working in the vineyards. I was very impressed
by how genuine his interest in sustainable winemaking and biodiversity was.
acid, a bit of bite and less fruit on the palate than on the nose, this was
definitely different than a New Zealand Sauv Blanc. I liked the minerality and found this one to
be a refreshing, subtle sipper.
on the nose, this had high acidity and tropical fruit on the palate. It was
smoother than the Sauv Blanc with a very nice finish.
a lovely gold colour and has lots of oak, with buttered popcorn, honey and
creamed corn on the nose, as well as tropical fruit and pear. I’m not a huge
fan of oaky Chardonnay, but I liked this. There was tropical fruit on the
palate and a good, round mouth feel.
was surprised that this was my overall favourite wine of the tasting. I haven’t
had a lot of experience with the grape, but this was pretty good in my opinion.
I liked the cherry vanilla, chocolate and coffee on the nose and the more
savoury notes of white pepper as this opened up. The tannins are light and it’s
got a nice warmth on the palate. Tasty!
this had more tannin and a sweet and spicy finish. An interesting wine that
might be even better with age.
nose, very fine tannins and fruit forward this one could easily age for quite a
while and be just as drinkable. I’d love to taste it again in a few years and
see how it has evolved.
for the invitation to this event.