Our Icon wine takes its name from the highest point in the sky. Every December 21, the southern hemisphere experiences the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. That is the day the sun reaches its zenith (Cenit in Spanish) over our vineyard, and we celebrate by making the final blend, which aims to express the synergy of the best characteristics of each variety selected for this wine.

Cenit 2005

Origin and Composition

Colchagua Valley

Caliterra Estate

60% Cabernet Sauvignon
30% Malbec
10% Petit Verdot

18 months in French and American oak barrels

Tasting Notes

The 2005 vintage was cooler than normal. Most regions experienced spring fog and even light rains through November which slowed the fruit grows down, though for the most part this had little effect on flowering and, therefore, on yields. A heat wave hit the country in early January, lasting about two weeks. Temperatures then returned to moderate levels for most of the ripening season. The fresh and relatively dry autumn climate allowed us to wait patiently until maturity was reached, ensuring that the fruit was preserved along with a good concentration of round and soft tannins.


Vintage 2005

90 Points Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2005

91 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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