Caliterra DSTNTO 2018

Type: Red
Country: Chile
Region: Aconcagua Costa
Grape Variety: Malbec, Syrah, Carignan, Petit Verdot, Grenach

Climate: Warm, dry climate with high daytime temperatures. The mild and cooler air from the Pacific Ocean cools the soil in the evening and moderates the temperature during the day
Terroir: Grapes are sourced from Arboleda’s vineyards with varying soil types: deep granite with layers of clay, very deep sandy-clay colluvial soil and moderately deep clay colluvial soil with embedded stone
Winemaking: Carbonic maceration in old 400L French oak barrels and 700L earthenware amphorae using native yeasts. 50% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation

Color: Intense and lively red
Nose: The nose of this wine is fresh, fruity and youthful. With a lot of intensity, hints of pomegranate and berries give way to mineral notes such as flint and spices like black pepper
Palate: The palate shows a lot of tension and textures

About the Winery:
Arboleda was born in 1999 as part of the shared dream that inspired Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick to realize the potential of Chile as a world-class producer of fine wines. The name “Arboleda” in Spanish means “grove of trees” and is a tribute to the native Chilean trees that have been preserved within the vineyards that produce the Arboleda grapes.

The source of the Arboleda grapes comes from two self-contained estates within the valley. A stunning hillside property some 40kms inland was acquired and planted in 2000 with a selection of red grape varieties. This property was named “Las Vertientes” due to its natural springs of water.

Arboleda red wines aim for complete ripeness, full-bodied with high concentration of fruit, complexity and balance. Arboleda white wines aim to be fresh, and crispy with high acidity and intense aromatics. Therefore the vineyards were planted in 2005 in proximity to the sea, only 14 km from the Pacific Ocean in a property called “Chilhue”.