Clos Apalta

Le Petit Clos

Chile, Central Valley


Le Petit Clos

From the family behind Grand Marnier liqueur comes this high intensity red cuvée from Chile. The estate, founded by the great-granddaughter, is still family run. Masters of blending, this Carmenère dominant blend is matured in French oak. Rich yet vibrant, pair with pepper crusted fillet of beef and confit onions.

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Grand Marnier: A Legacy of Excellence

In 1880, Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle conceived a beverage by blending cognac with a rare, luxurious variety of orange bitters. Upon tasting it, renowned hotelier César Ritz christened it Grand Marnier, declaring it a fitting moniker for an exceptional liqueur. Since then, its popularity has endured, securing Grand Marnier's position as the most widely exported French liqueur.

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Clos Apalta: Crafting Iconic Wines

A century later, in 1994, Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle, the creator's great-granddaughter, embarked on a new venture in Chile. Committed to upholding the family's exacting standards, her aim was to craft an extraordinary wine in the hope of elevating the quality of the country's wines. Within a short time frame, Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle transformed Clos Apalta into an iconic wine, meticulously shaping the vineyard inch by inch. Today, Charles-Henri de Bournet Marnier Lapostolle, equally impassioned about wine, leads the company. Since 2013, he has steered the ship, bringing fresh perspectives and a renewed vigour. He is joined by Jacques Begarie, technical director, and renowned consultant Michel Rolland, who is deeply involved in every facet of Clos Apalta's production.


Moderately intense ruby coloured core with purple rim hints at its youthfulness. The nose is pronounced, clean and open. Intense primary aromas of redcurrant, cherry and plum. Herbaceous note of freshly mown grass mingle with secondary aromas of cedar and sweet spices - vanilla and cinnamon. On the palate the wine is dry, clean with moderate, lively acidity, high level of grippy tannins set against a rich mid-palate structure. High intensity of fruit and a moderate finish.


This rich yet vibrant wine has a nice bitterness that would best accompany red meat with a certain amount of fat. Onions will add sweetness to complement the tannins. Pair with pepper crusted fillet of beef with a red wine jus and confit onions.


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