Rapel Valley, Chile
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Casa Lapostolle is the newest venture of the Marnier-Lapostolle family, founders and proprietors of the world-renowned liqueur, Grand Marnier. While best known for producing spirits and liqueurs, part of the family has been involved in winemaking for generations. Originally winegrowers in the Loire Valley, the Marnier-Lapostolles continue this vintner tradition today as owners of Chateau de Sancerre.
In creating Casa Lapostolle, the Marnier-Lapostolle family has pursued the same uncompromising approach to quality that made Grand Marnier a world-wide success. Their objective is simple as it is ambitious: to create world-class wines using French expertise and the superb terroir of Chile. After just 4 vintages, this goal has been achieved, as critical acclaim has established Casa Lapostolle as one of the world's premier producers of wine.
Chilean climate is perfect for vine-growing. The vines have never been grafted. It was a revelation to discover that a good number of very old vines were still growing in the vineyards. These original cuttings were brought over from France in the last century and arrived in Chile before the dreaded phylloxera louse attacked the parent stock in Europe. As a result, the old vines in Chile are healthy and descendant from great French lineage.
Today, Casa Lapostolle owns 300 has in three different vineyards and produce a total of 150.000 cases spread over Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere, and soon Syrah.