About the Wine
Cachapoal is located northern half of the very well-known Rapel Valle, between Maipo and Colchagua. Over the years, this region became mistakenly overlooked by its more famous neighbors, but recently, this wine region has recently reawakened the interest of some of the most acclaimed wine critics in the world.
Decanter magazine said: “At present, the marketplace is seeing Chilean wine undergo an exhilarating transition from good-value everyday wine to something more diverse and quality-orientated. In the same vein, Cachapoal is finally starting to shed its apathy and aiming to put its name up there with Chile’s best wine regions.”
This first-class wine region is home to Calyptra, a family-owned boutique winery founded by Dr. José Zarhi, a very successful plastic surgeon who purchased the 150-acre estate in 1989.
The 100-acre vineyard is placed on terraces between the pre-Andean range and the Cachapoal river, at nearly 1000 meters altitude. The vines thrive in calcareous and colluvial alluvial terraces. The vineyard is managed under sustainable and organic practices.
Calyptra's philosophy is simple: “To produce unique, authentic, honest wines that reflect the soil, the origin, and the dedication and passion.” They overachieve this mantra by delivering premium wines, that will enchant any wine lover or wine critic. Just to give you an idea of the excellent quality that this winery delivers, these wines have been featured on James Suckling’s “Top Chilean Wines” on several occasions.
This superb wine is made from overripe grapes with noble rot. It has aromas of passion fruit, papaya, mango, nuts, and notes of jasmine and honey. Its excellent acidity and long and very pleasant finish stand out.
Aging: 24 months in French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc. The nose is very attractive with aromas of tropical fruit like passion fruit, papayas, and mangos, along with dried fruits, peaches, raisins and orange, and lemon peel. There are also notes of Jasmine, honey, and pastries. The mouth stands out for its excellent acidity which is nicely balanced with the flavors of tropical fruit jelly, orange marmalade, dried peaches, and honey. The texture is very creamy and the finish is long and very pleasant. Perfect for Foie gras, cheesecake, nuts, and Roquefort.
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