Caliterra belongs to a new trend in Chilean wine industry that combines New World winemaking technology and philosophy with outstanding gripe quality.
The term “La calidad de la terra” (quality of the land) is the basis of the name Caliterra, and ws established in 1996 as a joint venture between two world famous wineries Robert Mondavi in California’s Napa Valley and Vina Errazuriz of Chile.
The objective of the winery is to produce a range of wines reflecting teh terroir of various Chilean wine regions (Maule-, Maipo-, Casablanca-, and Rapel Valley).
The wines are produced in the modern and efficient winery called Arboleda, surrounded by 1000 hectares of vineyards in the Colchagua Valley within the much larger Rapel Valley southwest of Santiago de Chile.
The vineyards have a perfect drainage and climate to grow merlot, carmenere, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, malbec, and sangiovese.
The winery produces three lines of wine – super premium Arboleda
(chardonnay, merlot, syrah, carmenere, cabernet sauvignon), Caliterra (sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, rose, malbec, and syrah) and a reserve line of chardonnay, merlot and cabernet sauvignon.
During a recent tasting of al the wines proved to be well above the average and attractively priced.
In addition to these attributes, consumers can rely of these brands for their consistency since weather patterns rarely change drastically to affect taste and appearance appreciably.
Caliterra wines are always made using premium fruit in winery-owned vineyards under the management of experts who know that wine quality starts in the vineyard.