Caliterra is a joint venture between California's Robert Mondavi and Eduardo Chadwick.
Once up-and-coming, Chile is for me these days all too often disappointing as, despite all the advantages of its varied terroirs, it seems to churn out big, alcoholic, US-style wines for export to its northerly neighbour.
Caliterra Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2013 (£8.99)
Pale straw yellow in the glass, full-on nose of ripe tropical fruit, musky melon skin and herbaceous aromatics.
Lots of sweet, ripe honeydew melon and peach fruit on the palate, but feels a little flabby and heavy-handed - rather hot and alcoholic - but not without some good persistence on the finish.
A big, gutsy, rather clumsy raging bull of a wine that is all about making a statement.
Match the ripeness to strong, salty foods, such as a plate of beechwood salami, sun-dried tomatoes and manchego.
Caliterra Tributo Cabernet Sauvignon Single Vineyard Block "Quillay" 2010 (£10.99)
Expressive nose of berries, mocha and leather - lots of cooked fruit on the palate, but rather alcoholic and overblown.
Again, slightly hot on the finish, but not without some savouriness - more statement than elegance. Match the ripe sweetness with roast lamb.
Available from independents; provided for review.
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