The appearance of this wine is deep and intense. This is a classic ruby-red wine made with Bordeaux grape varieties. It is fresh and elegant on the nose, with several aromatic layers. Spicy notes such as pepper, tarragon and rosemary gently give way to fruity aromas such a blueberry and sour cherries. Soft touches of roasted tomatoes complete its bouquet. On the palate, the fruitiness and smoothness of this elegant wine, which also has a rich and crispy acidity, signals a great structure and good in-bottle ageing.
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.
The challenging 2016 vintage performed different scenarios through the season, with a cool spring and warmer than average summer with a total heat summation that was 10% higher than usual.
62% fermented in stainless steel tanks and 38% in barrels of 3rd use at between 24-28°C. 100% aged in barrel for 18 months in 48% new French and American oak barrels.
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