Learn About Calcu
In the local Mapuche language, Calcu
means “healing doctor” or “magician.” And
indeed, winemakers Alejandro Jofre and
Ricardo Rivadeniera have created a magical
"Super Chilean" blend that expresses
the diversity of the Colchagua Valley.
Like the bull on label, Calcu is exuberant
and unrestrained. Rather than being tied
to a particular terroir, Calcu is made with
grapes harvested from throughout the Colchagua Valley, revealing
different aspects of the valley’s dynamic character with every vintage
Learn About Chile
Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....
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Learn About Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Franc(cab-uhr-NAY frahnk)
Right Place, Right time
You won't often find this grape bottled as a single variety as it can lean towards
earthy, vegetal tendencies (think green pepper & olives). Its typical place
is in a blend with Cabernet
or both. Cabernet Franc's home is the right bank of
It is an integral part in...
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