Caliterra Tributo Carmenere is a single vineyard red wine. made from grapes grown in the Colchagua valley.
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. Crucially a large proportion of this estate, and all new plantings, are on prime hillside sites resulting in high quality fruit and complex wines.
The fruit for this wine is 100% Colchagua Valley and is sourced from Caliterra’s Boldo block which has colluvial, very deep, black clay soils, a north eastern aspect and a vine age of 15 years old. The 2014 Caliterra Tributo Carmenere is a blend of 93% Carmenere, 5% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot which is for 12 months in oak barrels, 10% in new French oak barrels.
Caliterra Tributo Carmenere is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.