Region: Dominio de Valdepusa
Country: Vinos de Pago, Spain
“Caliza” means limestone in Spanish, used in naming this wine so as to pay homage to the unique soil profile at this Dominio de Valdepusa estate. The moderate layer of clay topsoil over rocky limestone leads to elegantly structured wines. Caliza is a blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot which are fermented in stainless steel followed by one year in new and second passage French oak.
Deep purple in color with ruby reflections, this wine shows alluring notes of blackberries and cassis with undertones of cinnamon and minerality. On the palate, it is beautifully full-bodied and silky with refreshing acidity and flavors that unfold into the long-lasting finish.
Food pairing: Pair this wine with Spanish-style sirloin, prime rib, rich terrines, or pisto manchego.
The TEXSOM International Wine Awards, 2017 Silver
Mundus Vini, 2016 Silver
Concurso Internacional de Vinos Madrid, 2010 Bacchus De Plata
International Wine Challenge, 2009 Commended
Decanter World Wine Awards, 2008 Commended