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Producer: Vina EcheverriaGrape Varieties: 100% Cabernet SauvignonOptimum Drinking: Within 7 yearsWine Style: Medium to full bodied redAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: Chile
Vina Echeverria is a long established Chilean family owned and managed estate, producing high quality wines. Their 75 hectares of vineyards, in one single block, and their state of the art winery are located on the outskirts of the town of Molina in the Curicó Valley, 200Km south of Santiago.Vina Echeverria only make wine from their estate grown grapes, all of which originate from ungrafted select clones of pre-phylloxera French rootstock of Cabernet Sauvignon (48%), Sauvignon Blanc (30%), Chardonnay (20%) and Merlot (2%). High priority is given to care in the vineyards and canopy management to control vegetative growth. Exposure to sunlight and air movement on the leaves are maximised, leading to almost organic viticulture with the minimum use of agrochemical products.All members of the Echeverria family are involved at the winery making an unbeatable team, bonded together by the strongest forces of all: deep family roots, a shared passion for winemaking, an uncompromising search for excellence and a total commitment to their customers' satisfaction.
Grapes: 100% estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon from pre-phylloxera French rootstock.
Harvest: Hand harvested in April.
Age of Vines: 17 years old
Soil: Loam & clay with well drained gravely subsoil.
Vinification: Fermented to dryness in 25,000 litre stainless steel tanks for 7 – 10 days at 25-28C controlled temperature. Extended maceration for an additional 10 days. 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged in 225 Litre American and French oak barrels for 12 months. Alc 14%, RS 2.2 g/l.
Colour: Intense ruby red with purple hues.
Serve: At room temperature to accompany roast red meats, rich pasta dishes and cheese.
Taste: Lifted aromas of strawberries, blackberries and cranberries, blend smoothly with coffee, tobacco and smoked notes. Round and silky on the palate, with a fulfilling mouthful and a delicious and persistent finish.
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