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Echeverria Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Echeverria Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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Echeverria Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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.

 

Vines:              17 years old

 

Soil:                 Loam & clay with well drained gravelly subsoil.                  

 

Vinification:    Fermented to dryness in 30,000 litre stainless steel tanks for 8 days at 25-28°C controlled temperature. Extended skin maceration for an additional 8 days. 100% malolactic fermentation.   Aged for 18 months in 225L French oak barriques. Alc 14.5%, R/s 2.3 g/l.

                                   

Colour:            Deep red

 

Serve:              At room temperature to accompany roast red meats game and mature cheese.

 

Taste:            From a careful selection of the best grapes and made in limited quantity, the wine is rich, round and full of smooth ripe fruit flavours balanced by                      a delicate touch of oak which adds elegance and finesse to the wine.

 

 


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