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Caliterra was established in 1996 as a joint venture between the families of Robert Mondavi and Viña Errazuriz. In Ja...Read more...
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 environmentaly friendly quality wines in the heart of the Colchagua Valley. The focus is around the 1000ha Caliterra estate in Colchagua where 242ha 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. Caliterra as a truly International brand, the focus has been on developing export markets as the basis for supporting growth. Today, Caliterra is sold in 50 countries on five continents. This ’Tributo Chardonnay's personality stands out from the start, with a very noticeable colour -pale yellow with a greenish tint- that sets it apart from its predecessors. The nose advises immediately that this wine has taken the road less traveled. Its predominant citric and mineral notes are accompanied by pineapple and honey from its deepest genetic recesses. The relationship it developed with French oak in the winery is evident in the marriage of fruitiness and woodiness, which resist separation. Instead, they combine to provoke purely pleasant sensations among those who consume it. Once in the mouth, the wine is capable of stimulating the entire palate with its enveloping, vibrant acidity. The goodness of this valley’s fruit is complemented by the wine’s body, which emerges half way through tasting. A flavourful, well balanced and refreshing wine.
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