On the 27th of February, the most violent earthquake in the world in at least 50 years hit the central coast of Chile. The Erasmo vineyard is very near the epicentre and consequently the harvest was delayed by some days and the grapes reached a ripeness dictated more by the events than the conscious decision of man. From then onwards, the perception of the perfect point of maturity for the grapes en Caliboro changed. Full ripeness and optimal expression of the varietal characteristics delivered balanced fruit of great elegance and concentration. The team working on the Erasmo estate displayed passion and confidence in conducting the harvest and the fermentations of the wines accepting and managing on a daily basis the wrath of nature. Isolated from the rest of the world, making full use of the local resources such as natural yeast, the successful completion of the harvest in such conditions is a tribute to the spirit of sacrifice of the Chilean people. The resulting wine defines the marvellous union and complicity between man and nature.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Cabernet Franc
The blend of vines (clonal selection) used to produce Erasmo were specially selected to match the climate and soil of Caliboro and were imported exclusively from France for the purpose.
Harvest by hand took place between March 13 and May 17. Fermentation in stainless steel with no added yeast and long maceration. Mallolactic fermentation took place in wood. Eighteen months of barrique aging, all French oak. The bottling took place on January 25, 2012. The wine is unfiltered to preserve all its quality and might present precipitations.
Dark ruby red. Intense, elegant and crisp red berries. Balsamic and earthy fragrances matching the vanilla from the wood. The palate is very elegant with velvety and rich tannins blending with lively acidity. Excellent balance and very fine style.
Serve Erasmo with meat, meat pies, game or wild boar cooked on an open fire. Generally with full flavoured main courses.
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