The 2007 Calcu is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Carmenère,
15% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot. Winemakers Ricardo
Rivadeneira and Alejandro Jofre artfully blend the mineral notes and
fresh acidity of grapes from the Andes foothills with the ripe tannins
and red fruit from the center of the valley, and add richness and body
from grapes grown closer to the Pacific Ocean. This vintage has a
round and structured mouth with soft, sweet and elegant tannins. The
wine is fresh and balanced, with great volume from the Petit Verdot.
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.
Ripe and lush flavors this wine is easy to like and easy to afford. Pairs effortlessly with almost any meat. We like to bring this on camping trips when we grill everything. Friends love it too.