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Caliterra - Edicion Limitada A 2014

Information

  • Country: Chile
  • Wine Region: Central Valley
  • Wine Maker: Rodrigo Zamorano
  • Grape: Carmenere
  • Grape Percentage: Carmenere 41%, Malbec 59%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2013) JR: 17 (2011) JS: 92 (2014) WE: 91 (2012)

Wine tasting notes

A reflects the characteristics of our own Andean zone. This blend comes from the best lots of Carmenere and Malbec from our Terroir to achieve the maximum expression of these two varieties. Deep bluish-red in colour with great intensity. Spicy aromas of grey pepper and cinnamon appear along with beautiful floral and chocolate notes. It has a smooth and fresh palate with sharp acidity that lends liveliness and an elegant structure, all of which assure great ageing potential for this wine.

Winery Information

Caliterra

Caliterra was established in 1996 as a joint venture between the families of Robert Mondavi and Vina Errazuriz. In January 2004 Vina 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.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)88 pts

Dec 2015 - Luis Gutierrez - 'Give me an A for Andina' seems to be the tune the 2013 Edicion Limitada A would sing. Andina is the cool climate blend found in this bottling from Colchagua: 58% Malbec, 38% Carmenere and 4% Petit Verdot from their own vineyards. It fermented in stainless steel (5% in barrels) and matured in French barriques, 41% of which were new, for 18 months with three rackings. There are balsamic aromas and quite noticeable aromas from the élevage, herbal and spicy, developing notes of camphor over the core of red and black fruit with a note of cigar ash developing over time. The palate is quite tasty and spicy with fine tannins, clean and fresh, with some oaky flavors towards the end that is quite dry. 7,200 bottles produced.

JancisRobinson.com (2011)17 pts

Tasted Sept 2015 - Inky black cherry colour. A little minty on the nose (equates to ripe leafiness), spice and brooding dark fruit. On the palate you can really taste the freshness and red fruit of the Carmenère – it seems to dominate the Malbec although the Malbec gives a darker richness to the whole. A very successful blend of two quite distinctive varieties. A little bit of oak sweetness and char but nothing as obvious as vanilla. A slight leathery note on the mid palate suggesting an interesting future – this is still so youthful. Has something of modern Rioja about it, maybe it’s the US oak. (JH)

James Suckling (2014)92 pts

Very spicy and pretty wine with blackberry and iron aromas that follow through to a full body with juicy and rich flavors. Lots of dried fruits such as figs. A blend of 59% malbec with 41% carmenere. Bright citrusy finish. Drink now or hold.

Wine Enthusiast (2012)91 pts

Concentrated berry and cassis aromas are lush yet spicy, and come with notes of olive and tobacco. The palate on this blend of Carmenère and Malbec is a touch narrow in feel, but it's not at all thin. Flavors of ripe cherry and cassis reflect a hot vintage, while a mellow finish of medicinal berry flavors confirms the wine's ripe character. Drink through 2018.

Vinification Notes

The grapes were hand-picked into plastic trays, destemmed, and then gently crushed and deposited into stainless steel tanks, where they were fermented, starting at 28°C (82°F). Post-fermentation maceration lasted 25 days to encourage extraction of the tannins and thus enhance the structure of the wine. The blend was aged and underwent malolactic fermentation in 70 new French oak barrels for 18 months to add complexity. Fining occurred naturally as the wine decanted during aging.