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Erasmo
Reserva de Caliboro
CountryChile
RegionMaule Valle
Grape Varieties60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
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94 Points
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DescriptionIn 1995 Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, owner of the Col dOrcia estate in Montalcino, Tuscany, decided to expand his production of fine wines to Chile where he foresaw significant potential to produce world-class wines. The vision of Erasmo took Count Cinzano and longtime consultant Maurizio Castelli to Chiles Central Valley, where they finally decided upon the area of Reserva di Caliboro in the Maule Valley with its gently sloping alluvial terraces, intense sunlight, dry southerly winds and optimal rainfall. The highest quality French grape clones were imported from France for this project and the past several years have been spent perfecting vineyard locations, soil exploration, and winemaking techniques. The result of this commitment and dedication is Erasmo, a unique Chilean wine that follows in the footsteps of the Cinzano familys longstanding tradition of winemaking excellence and innovation.
VinificationManual harvesting starts February 25th and lasts until early March 25th. After pressing, a long maceration on the skins takes place. Fermentation takes place for seven to ten days in stainless steel tanks at between 77 – 86˚F.
ColorDeep ruby red with brilliant shades of cherry
NoseA harmony of wildflowers, cherry, blueberry and blackberry preserves on a background of licorice
PalateStarts with a warm sensation that develops into a long and persistent flavor of cherries and blackberries; a velvety and elegant blend of tannins integrated into a full-bodied, long, lingering finish
AnalysisAlcohol: 14 %
Bottle size
750 ml
Serving SuggestionsWell-matched with roasted meat, hearty pastas and hard cheeses.