Caliterra Reserva Sauvignon Blanc is 100% Sauvignon sourced from vineyards in Chile’s DO Valle de Casablanca which is considered to be one of the best wine-growing regions for white wines in Chile.
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 fruit driven quality wines. Viña Caliterra is located in the heart of Colchagua, a protected valley southeast of Lago Rapel and adjoining the Apalta Valley, 150 meters above sea level.
As mentioned above, the grapes for the Caliterra Reserva Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from the renowned Casablanca Valley where the soil is mainly made of clay and loam with stony incrustrations. The grapes for Caliterra Reserve Sauvignon Blanc are destemmed and and cold macerated before pressing. The must then undergoes a cool fermentation at 12-14 degrees C (54-57 degrees F). The temperatures are kept low preserve crispness, aromas, and intensity in the wine. The wine is vinified completely in stainless steel and is bottled unoaked.
The label features the leaves of the Quillay tree whose evergreen foliage surrounds the Caliterra vineyards.