Caliterra Malbec Petreo 2018

Type: Red
Country: Chile
Region: Aconcagua Costa
Grape Variety: 100% Malbec

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 produced from exceptional terroir of the rocky slope
Winemaking: Fermented at 22 to 26 celsius: 35% in old French oak barrels. 65% in stainless steel tanks. Barrel age for 18 months: 60% in clay amphoras, 40% in French oak barrels from second to fifth use

Color: Lively and beautiful ruby red
Nose: Mineral on the nost giving way to floral and fruity aromas such as violet flower and acacia along with cherry and raspberry. The nose then develops more spicy aromas such as tobacco leaf, tarragon with a hint of grapefruit skin
Palate: Very juicy wine, full of fruitiness and florality, with a medium and deep structure. Unique texture of its tannins

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”.