Caliterra Edición Limitada B 2018
Chile / Central Valley
Andy's Tasting Notes
Produced from hand-picked exceptional parcels of top quality grapes. This Bordeaux blend is a richly textured classy example of Chilean winemaking. Hints of cherry, blueberry, herbs, spice and cedar. Very harmonious with excellent structure.
43% Cabernet Franc
26% Petit Verdot
5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaking notes: 88% fermented in stainless steel tanks and 12% in barrels of 3rd use at between 24-28°C. 100% aged in barrel for 18 months in 41% new French oak barrels.
Production notes – vineyards: The Colchagua Valley is home to the Caliterra Estate, located 200 km south of Santiago and 60 km from the coast at 150 metres above sea level. Caliterra Estate experiences a Mediterranean climate, where cool nights and gentle breezes temper the sun’s energy creating perfectly ripe, intense, concentrated and balanced wines. The grapes for this wine were sourced from different blocks within our property/estate. The soil is a Piedmont-type, rocky, with a loamy texture.
Price per bottle £17.50 £14.60
Caliterra was established in 1996 as a joint venture between the families of Robert Mondavi and Viña Errazuriz. In January 2004 Viña Errazuriz became the sole owners of Caliterra, at the heart of which is the impressive 1000ha Caliterra Estate.
The name Caliterra is taken from ‘Calidad’ Spanish for quality and ‘Tierra’ – land. The wine making philosophy of Caliterra is to produce environmentally friendly, quality wines in the heart of the Colchagua Valley. The focus is around the Caliterra estate in Colchagua where 288ha are currently under vine. Crucially a large proportion of this estate, and all new plantings, are on prime hillside sites resulting in high quality fruit and complex wines.
Over the past few years, Caliterra has pioneered a move to sustainable wine production with the country’s leading consultant. The four pillars of this approach are sustainable viticulture, community commitment, environmental preservation and eco friendly packaging.
Rodrigo Zamorano, Chief Winemaker
Rodrigo graduated from the University of Chile with a degree in agricultural Engineering, specialising in Oenology. He then undertook his National Diploma of Oenology from the ‘Office International de la Vigne et du Vin’ (OIV) in France, before returning to Chile and taking up a post with the Errazuriz Group. Rodrigo has worked his way up to the position of Chief Winemaker at Caliterra marking himself out as a young winemaker to watch.
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