Caligiore Ecological Vineyards

The Caligiore family has been working their 17‐acre Finca La Marolina in Mendoza’s Lujan de Cuyo district since 1969. In 2000 the family added the 35 acre Finca Cayanta vineyard and established a new organic winery and winemaking practice in all of its holdings. Each wine shows an expression of the land it’s from and the words this winery lives by… “The soul of the land turns into wine!” Founded with a view of developing sustainable business, local identity, social responsibility, and care of the environment, Caligiore’s winemaking captures the true essence and culture of Mendoza, Argentina.

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WINES BY CALIGIORE

RESERVE COLLECTION

SYMPHONY SERIES

CUATROS VACAS GORDAS

LEGACY COLLECTION


RESERVE BONARDA – (Caligiore Ecological Vineyards – Mendoza, Argentina)

Available Vintages: 2012

90 pts – Descorchados

85 pts – Wine Enthusiast

Double Gold Medal – Sommelier’s Challenge Wine Judging (PV)

Silver Medal – Vinandino (PV)

88 pts – Wine Republic (PV)

Gold Medal – New York Wine and Spirits Competition (PV)

Gold Medal “Exceptional” – BTI/Tastings.com

91 Points – Tastings.com

Gold Medal – World Wine and Spirits 2015 (2010 Vintage)

BLEND / COLOR: 100% Bonarda, Red / Brilliant ruby with violet tones.

PALATE/BOUQUET: Intense and zappy color, with hints of violet-ruby tones. The bouquet highlights an intense fruitiness, reminding of black fruit like cassis and ripe plums, mixed with glints of vanilla and chocolate from its brief contact with French oak. On the palate we find it sweet, ample and velvety with a pleasant acidity, which exalts its freshness and persistence. The wine reflects its main features of the variety through its generous fruitiness, and of the vintage, through its
concentration and softness. Ideal with red meats, pasta with strong sauces, and game.

WINE DETAILS:
3.6 pH, 3.6 g/L Res. Sugar, 14.2% Alcohol by Vol.

REGION NOTES: This artisan wine was 100% organically grown at over 3000 Ft. above sea level in Mendoza, Argentina on the Caligiore Vineyards.



RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON – (Caligiore Ecological Vineyards – Mendoza, Argentina)

Available Vintages: 2013

Bronze Medal – BTI/Tastings.com

BLEND / COLOR: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, Intense ruby color

PALATE/BOUQUET: White pepper spicy and black fruits aromas on a delicate French oak background with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Sweet, enveloping entrance with velvety tannins and a pleasant acidity that enhances its freshness and persistence. Ideal with beef or pork.

WINE DETAILS:
3.7 pH, 2.45 g/L Res. Sugar, 14.2% Alcohol by Vol.



RESERVE MALBEC – (Caligiore Ecological Vineyards – Mendoza, Argentina)

Available Vintages: 2011

90 pts – Descorchados

Gold Medal “Exceptional” –World Wine Championships BTI/Tastings.com

87 pts – Wine Enthusiast

Silver Medal – Vinandino

Silver Medal “Highly Recommended”– BTI/Tastings.com

88 Points – Tastings.com

BLEND / COLOR: 100% Malbec, Red / Brilliant ruby with purple tones.

PALATE/BOUQUET: A malbec with its own style. At a first glance, shows a deep, saturated violet color with a blackish hue. The nose presents a wide array of dark berry fruits with notes of delicate violets flowers and a subtle and light oaky backtaste giving this wine great complexity. The mouthfeel is full and unctuous, with excellent weight and supple texture. The lengthy finish shows wonderful minerality, with finely grained tannins and lively acidity. Pairs well with red meats, pasta with spicy sauces, and mature cheeses.

WINE DETAILS:
3.6 pH, 2.68 g/L Res. Sugar, 14.4% Alcohol by Vol.

REGION NOTES: This artisan wine was 100% organically grown at over 3000 Ft. above sea level in Mendoza, Argentina on the Caligiore Vineyards. The grapes are from a single old vineyard established in Luján de Cuyo with vines planted in 1930.



RESERVE SYRAH – (Caligiore Ecological Vineyards – Mendoza, Argentina)

Available Vintages: 2012

Gold Medal – Tasters Guild International Wine Judging (2010 Vintage)

Silver Medal – San Francisco International Competition (2010 Vintage)

Silver Medal – 2nd Annual Green Wine Competition

Silver Medal – “Best Buy” – Tastings.com

89 Points – Tastings.com

BLEND / COLOR: 100% Syrah, Red / Brilliant ruby with purple tones.

PALATE/BOUQUET: Of intense violet color, with red fruit aromas, strawberry marmalade together with notes of vanilla, cinnamon and cloves, finishing with a fine smokiness. On the palate, mature tannins with balanced acidity deliver an unctuous and fresh wine that full your mouth. Ideal to serve with game, grilled poultry, sauces with an olive, bacon, lamb, or goat cheese base.

WINE DETAILS:
3.7 pH, 3.52 g/L Res. Sugar, 14.2% Alcohol by Vol.

REGION NOTES: This artisan wine was 100% organically grown at over 3000 Ft. above sea level in Mendoza, Argentina on the Caligiore Vineyards.


STACCATO ORGANIC MALBEC – CABERNET BLEND – (Caligiore Ecological Vineyards – Mendoza, Argentina)

Available Vintages: 2012

87 Points – Beverage Testing Institute – Tastings.com (2011 Vintage)

Silver Medal – Tasters Guild International Judging (previous vintage)

88 Points – “Best Buy” – Wine & Spirits (previous vintage)

BLEND / COLOR: Malbec 60%, Cabernet 40% – Organic, Red / Brilliant ruby with purple tones.

PALATE/BOUQUET: Medium structured in the mouth this wine exhibits a sweet and fruity attack, balanced by crisp acidity and smooth tannins. Dark cherry flavors are balanced with an under toned blackberry note. Young floral aromas combine with red fruits on a spicy background. Pair with grilled meats, roast beef & pasta.

WINE DETAILS:
3.60 pH, 1.80 g/L Res. Sugar, 13.90% Alcohol by Vol.

REGION NOTES: This artisan wine was 100% organically grown at over 3000 Ft. above sea level in Mendoza, Argentina on the Caligiore Vineyards. Produced in an easy drinking style with “old vine” Malbec (80 year old vineyards.) & bright/fruity Cabernet Sauvignon these two noble varietals combine to create a medium bodied wine. Staccato is a musical term that means “short, vibrant notes”; this blend embodies that expression with intense (yet lithe) flavors.



PIANISSIMO ORGANIC MALBEC ROSE – (Caligiore Ecological Vineyards – Mendoza, Argentina)

Available Vintages: 2013

88 points – BIT/Tastings.com (PV)

Silver Medal – Indy International Wine Competition (PV)

Bronze Medal – “Recommended” – BIT/Tastings.com

BLEND / COLOR: 100% Malbec, Intense rosé color

PALATE/BOUQUET: Intense and brilliant rosé color. Notes of cherries and red flowers. Fresh and crispy with a very intense sucrosity. Ideal for vegetable or natural dishes and lean meats.

WINE DETAILS:
3.29 pH, 1.80 g/L Res. Sugar, 13.4% Alcohol by Vol.


CUATRO VACAS GORDAS MALBEC – CABERNET SAUVIGNON – (Caligiore Ecological Vineyards – Mendoza, Argentina)

Available Vintages: 2013

BLEND / COLOR: Malbec 60%, Cabernet 40% – Organic, Red / Brilliant ruby with purple tones.

PALATE/BOUQUET: Red ruby color of medium intensity, brilliant and vivacious. In the nose, it expresses a fine fragrance of fresh red fruits like strawberries and cherries combined with a delicate oaky character of vanilla and milk toffy in the back taste. Cabernet Sauvignon is present through its spicy, white pepper and herbal character. Balanced and fresh with excellent weight on the palate. Pair with grilled meats, roast beef & pasta.

WINE DETAILS:
3.7 pH, 2.09 g/L Res. Sugar, 13.5% Alcohol by Vol.

REGION NOTES: This artisan wine was 100% organically grown at over 3000 Ft. above sea level in Mendoza, Argentina on the Caligiore Vineyards. Produced in an easy drinking style with “old vine” Malbec (80 year old vineyards.) & bright/fruity Cabernet Sauvignon. These two noble varietals combine to create a medium bodied wine.



CUATRO VACAS GORDAS TORRONTES RIOJANO- (Caligiore Ecological Vineyards – Mendoza, Argentina)

Available Vintages: 2014, 2015

86 points – Wine Spectator

Bronze Medal – World Wine and Spirits 2015 (2014 Vintage)

BLEND / COLOR: 100% Organic Torrontes, White Wine / Brilliant Straw with a Green hue.

PALATE/BOUQUET: A light, crisp white wine with a medium body and an elegant finish. This tasty wine showcases flavors of lychee, kiwi, lemon and peach on the palate. Plenty of young floral aromas combine with tropical stone fruits and a light herbal essence. Pair with chicken, salmon, light salads, or as an aperitif.

WINE DETAILS:
3.4 pH, 2.14 g/L Res. Sugar, 12.5% Alcohol by Vol.



CUATRO VACAS GORDAS MALBEC ROSADO – (Caligiore Ecological Vineyards – Mendoza, Argentina)

Available Vintages: 2013

Bronze Medal – World Wine and Spirits 2015 (2013 Vintage)

BLEND / COLOR: 100% Malbec, Intense rosé color

PALATE/BOUQUET: Intense and brilliant rosé color. Notes of cherries and red flowers. Fresh and crispy with a very intense sucrosity. Ideal for vegetable or natural dishes and lean meats.

WINE DETAILS:
3.29 pH, 1.80 g/L Res. Sugar, 13.4% Alcohol by Vol.


ORGANIC LEGACY MALBEC – (Caligiore Ecological Vineyards – Mendoza, Argentina)

Available Vintages: 2009

Best Premium Malbec Design — WineSur

Gold Medal — Indy International Wine Competition

90 pts — Descorchados

BLEND / COLOR: 100% Malbec, Red / Brilliant ruby with purple tones.

PALATE/BOUQUET: Aromatic vanilla, dark berries, cedar and a touch of cigar box complement the complex nose. The body is rich and smooth and shows silk vanilla notes along with rich dark fruit and mocha. Pairs well with fillet mignon, osso buco, parmigiana-reggiano, and braised short ribs.

WINE DETAILS:
3.6 pH, 2.78 g/L Res. Sugar, 13.9% Alcohol by Vol.

REGION NOTES: This artisan wine was 100% organically grown at over 3000 Ft. above sea level in Mendoza, Argentina on the Caligiore Vineyards. Comes from 80-year-old vines.



NATURE’S LEGACY MALBEC – (Caligiore Ecological Vineyards – Mendoza, Argentina)

Available Vintages: 2013

92 Points – Descorchados

Gold Medal — 2015 TEXSOM International Wine Awards

87 Points – Wine Spectator

BLEND / COLOR: 100% Malbec, Red / Brilliant ruby with purple tones.

PALATE/BOUQUET: Deep violet color with blue and black tinges. The nose offers a wide palette of minerality, black fruits and ripe plums matching delicate, soft notes of vanilla and chocolate resulting in a complexity that is discovered while wine begins to breathe in a glass. Mouthfeel is soft and rounded, with a great weight and texture and a lasting finish surrounded by fine tannins and a firm balanced acidity. Ideal with red meats, pasta with spicy sauces, and mature cheeses. Wine suitable for Vegans.

WINE DETAILS:
3.65 pH, 3.17 g/L Res. Sugar, 14.6% Alcohol by Vol.

REGION NOTES: This artisan wine was 100% organically grown at over 3000 Ft. above sea level in Mendoza, Argentina on the Caligiore Vineyards. A malbec with a strong personality and style made with grapes from a single old vineyard settled in Luján de Cuyo.