LATE HARVEST TORONTEL, MAULE VALLEY
In 1995, Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, owner of the eminent Col d’Orcia estate in Montalcino, visited the Maule Valley in Chile on a trip to the Conquistadores Trail. He fell in love with the land – an area he felt exhibited a true “Harmony of Nature” - and felt there was immense potential for the production of world-class wines. Count Cinzano and longtime consultant Maurizio Castelli settled on the area of “Riserva di Caliboro” in the Maule Valley to establish Erasmo. The decision to farm organically was paramount from the beginning. In fact, the Caliboro area was chosen because of the allowance of dry farming. The estate was certified organic with the 2014 vintage.TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES
Named for the Rio Maule that runs through the valley, Maule stretches 160 miles south of capital Santiago. The Caliboro Valley, where the estate is located 500ft ASL, lies along the river Perquilauquen. It is covered in gently sloping alluvial terraces and sandy soil and is rich in native vegetation and wildlife. The area enjoys intense sunlight, dry southerly winds and optimal rainfall, which allows the estate to dry farm.WINEMAKING
The grapes hang for two months in open air to dehydrate and release their water. Grapes are manually de-stemmed.AGING
Fermentation took place in French oak barrels followed by several month of
maturation in wood.
In terms of color, this wine displays a golden yellow that is both brilliant and warm. Citrus aroma, grapefruit and juicy pear with soft scents of ripe apricot. On the palate, elegant wine with notes of candied orange peels wrapped with a potpourri of rose petals. As an aperitif with liver goose paté, as a dessert with aged cheese or biscuits.