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Wine Details
Rodrigo Zamorano - Chief Winemaker - in the vineyard, short sleeved white shirt, and pale gaucho hat

Merlot Reserva 2017

Colchagua Valley
  • 75cl bottle

This wine has a deep ruby red colour. The nose is fresh with aromas of berries such as raspberry and strawberry. These are accompanied by black pepper and snuff notes, with some hints of violet typical of Malbec. The palate is refreshing and balanced with vibrant acidity.

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 has approximately 1,085 ha with approximately 75% of untouched land and Mediterranean climate, where cool nights and gentle breezes temper the sun's energy creating perfectly ripe, intense, concentrated and balanced wines.The Reserva Merlot grapes are sourced from specific vineyard blocks in the Estate which have moderately deep clay colluvial soil with embedded stone.

Vintage

The 2017 vintage gave sophisticated wines with a beautiful balance of fruit concentration, structure and depth mainly due to the season’s particularly low yields. Notably healthy conditions in the vines and bright acidity helped to preserve the fresh fruit style of Errazuriz's winemaking, allowing for remarkable concentration, structure and lively fruit flavours.

Winemaking

Fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks, 30% is then aged for 7-9 months in French barrels of second or third use.

Enjoy with:

  • Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
  • Pizza/Pasta
  • Casseroles/Stews
  • Mild Creamy Cheeses
  • Mature Strong Cheeses