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8 June, 2017

Viña Caliterra achieved outstanding scores in latest James Suckling Chile Report

  • James Suckling Chile Report Caliterra Edición Limitada M 2015, Caliterra Tributo Malbec Pétreo 2015, Caliterra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 and Caliterra Tributo Carmenere 2015 were some of the wines highlighted in the recent James Suckling report published in May
  • Caliterra Edición Limitada M 2015, Caliterra Tributo Malbec Pétreo 2015, Caliterra Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 and Caliterra Tributo Carmenere 2015 were some of the wines highlighted in the recent James Suckling report published in May.

With outstanding scores and reviews, Viña Caliterra stood out in the lastest Chile report published by James Suckling entitled “The Time for Chilean Wine is Now”, in which he highlighted the different ranges of wines produced in the Caliterra vineyard located in the Colchagua Valley.

Praised as “clearly one of the best wines from here with so much depth and integration”, Caliterra Edición Limitada M 2015 with its blend of Syrah, Carignan and Grenache stood out, scoring 94 points. Also with 94 points, Caliterra Tributo Malbec Pétreo 2015 was described as a “mind-binding Malbec that verges on the brilliance of a great Pinot.”

On the other hand, and scoring 92 points, Caliterra Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 and Caliterra Tributo Carmenere 2015 were two red wines praised on the report by their structure and balance. For Suckling, the Cabernet Sauvignon is “a pretty and balanced red with currant and berry character. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Delicious finish. Why wait?” while the Carmenere is “focused and beautiful with a very pretty finish, ready to drink now.”

Caliterra was one of the few wineries that Suckling visited during his recent trip to Chile last April; a special visit considering it was the first time that the wine critic visited Caliterra. Suckling pointed out it was essential to have materialized a visit to this Estate in order to have a better, in-depth understanding of the philosophy behind the crafting of the wines and the terroir differences that the winery seeks to communicate through its ranges. The visit was guided by Chief Winemaker Rodrigo Zamorano, and crowned with a tasting at the recently inaugurated Mirador El Maitén, enjoying a full view of the vineyard at sunset.

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