LATE HARVEST TORONTEL, MAULE VALLEY

Erasmo

APPELLATION

Maule

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Torontel

WINEMAKERS

Maurizio Castelli

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.4
Alcohol
12.5%

2013

95POINTS

JamesSuckling.com
DECEMBER 2018
BACKGROUND

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

The Caliboro Valley lies along the river Perquilauquen. It is covered in gently sloping alluvial terraces and rich in native vegetation and wildlife. The area enjoys intense sunlight, dry southerly winds and optimal rainfall.

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.

TASTING NOTES

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.

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