COUNTRY/REGION: Chile/Colchagua Valley.
GRAPES: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot.
WINEMAKER NOTES: The Caliterra Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon has always been distinguished for its excellent varietal typicity. On the palate, the wine surprises with a cedar wood and delicate cherry flavour, which blend with an elegant structure and long lasting taste.
VINEYARDS: The grapes used for the Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon come from specially selected lots from the Caliterra Estate in the Colchagua Valley, which extends from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean through a large part of the Tinguiririca River basin. The Coastal Mountains are lower in Colchagua than anywhere else in the country and allow cool ocean breezes to enter the valley every afternoon, which results in hot days and cool nights during the ripening season.
VINTAGE: The 2014 vintage at Caliterra was shaped by a warm summer, with large diurnal temperature differences. The late summer was especially mild, allowing the grapes to gradually ripen and to craft wines with very good colour and fresh acidity.
WINE MAKING: Fermentation began at 28° C / 82.4° F, and the temperature was later lowered to prevent over-extraction of skin elements. Then, the wine went through 25 days of maceration to enhance complexity and achieve a nice, rich colour before being aged for 14 months in 62% American and 38% French oak barrels, during which time it completed malolactic fermentation.
TASTING NOTES: From specially selected lots in the Colchagua Valley which extends from the Andes Mountains to the Pacific, this Cabernet is charged with forest fruits and complex notes of smoky spice and tobacco.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other micro climatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.