Caliterra Merlot 2003

Merlot from Chile, South America

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Item No. 79250

Winemaker's Notes

Our Merlot features ripe berry, vanilla oak, and light herbal notes. The soft, round tannins creat a velvety mouth feel and rich finish. This stylish Merlot complements a variety of foods, including seafood or roast pork loin. As a partnership between the families of Robert Mondavi of California and Eduardo Chadwick of Chile, Caliterra combines the creative spirit of New World winemaking with the distinctive fruit and best traditions of chile.

Learn About Caliterra

The Eduardo Chadwick family originally created Caliterra in 1989 as a sister project to the family-owned Viña Errazuriz of Chile. Caliterra developed its own distinct style, however, by sourcing fruit throughout Chile's prime wine-growing regions. Caliterra was named for la calidad de la tierra, because it reflects the quality (calidad) and the finest land (tierra) of Chile. From...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) 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 Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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