In 1995, Count Francesco Marone Cinzano, owner of the eminent Col d’Orcia estate in Montalcino, visited the Maule Valley in Chile on a trip to the Conquistadores Trail. He fell in love with the land – an area he felt exhibited a true “Harmony of Nature” - and felt there was immense potential for the production of world-class wines. Count Cinzano and longtime consultant Maurizio Castelli settled on the area of “Riserva di Caliboro” in the Maule Valley to establish Erasmo.
The Caliboro Valley lies along the river Perquilauquen. It is covered in gently sloping alluvial terraces and rich in native vegetation and wildlife. The area enjoys intense sunlight, dry southerly winds and optimal rainfall.
Fermentation in stainless steel with no added yeast and a long maceration. Mallolactic fermentation took place in wood. Aging takes place for eighteen months in barrique, all new French oak. The wine is unfiltered when bottled.
Harmonious aromas of wildflowers, cherry, blueberry and blackberry preserves with a backing of licorice. Persistent cherries and blackberries on the palate, backed by velvety and elegant tannins. Full-bodied with a long, lingering finish. Well-matched with roasted meat, hearty pastas and hard cheeses.