Caliterra, 'Petreo' Malbec, 2016, Colchagua Valley, Chile


For under £20, this is an outstanding Malbec wine, and deserves to be up there with best of Argentina - if anything it might even be better - showcasing a unique, softer and fresher style of Malbec. It's complex, elegant, and with touches of floral and spicy aromas on the nose. There is a stony quality, and a wonderfully layered, fresh, and sumptuous finish.

Caliterra was established in 1996 as a partnership between the Robert G. Mondavi family and Viña Errázuriz, who sought to realize their shared dream of producing high quality wines that reflect the whole potential of Chilean nature, terroir and fruit. Today, Caliterra is a fusion of the Spanish words “calidad”, quality, and “tierra”, land. But also of a passionate commitment with our environment, a sustainable viticulture philosophy, our Chilean roots and the Colchagua traditions. 

James Suckling - 94 Points

Producer: Caliterra

Country: Chile

Region: Colchagua Valley

Grapes: Malbec 100%

Alcohol: 13.5%

Vintage: 2016

Status: Vegan