75cl * 13.5% ABV * Colchagua, Chile
Caliterra was established in 1996 as a joint venture between the families of Robert Mondavi and Viña Errazuriz. Its winemaking philosophy is to produce environmentally friendly, quality wines in the heart of the Colchagua Valley and in 2017 it became the first winery in Chile to get the CarbonZero certification. This Carmenere (similar to Merlot in style) shows spicy aromas of roasted paprika, black pepper accompanied by subtle touches of bittersweet chocolate, dried tobacco leaves and dry earth. Fresh, soft and silky, it would be a nice match with stuffed bell peppers and lamb. Drink to 2024.