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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.
2018 was a great year for Chile. Wine Advocate blessed this vintage with a 96-point review, and Vinous media said that it was "a textbook vintage for Chile. If there’s a word that sums it up, it’s balance. The 2018 vintage is the second most productive harvest of the decade, delivering vivacious and expressive reds."
This amazing Gran Reserva is a serious, structured, and elegant Pinot Noir, with aromas of fresh fruit, and a mineral aftertaste with hints of graphite and aromatic herbs. A superb Pinot that's ready to drink TODAY!
Aging: 12 months in French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: 100% Pinot Noir. Fresh fruit aromas like black cherries, raspberries, and fruits of the forest. There is a hint of minerality with graphite and aromatic herbs like dill and rosemary. In the mouth, this is a complex, well-structured, balanced and elegant pinot noir. It has velvety tannins and delicious acidity that lends juiciness to the wine, along with a creamy texture and a long finish. A serious and elegant pinot noir with mineral character and great aging potential.
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