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Echeverria Founders Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo 2012

Echeverria Founders Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo 2012
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Producer:  Vina Echeverria
Grape Varieties:  100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Optimum Drinking:  Within 10 years
Wine Style:  Complex full bodied red
Alcohol by Volume:  14%
Closure:  Cork
Country:  Chile


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Echeverria Founders Selection Cabernet Sauvignon Maipo 2012

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.                      


Vinification: Fermented in 10,000 litre stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 25-28C controlled temperature, with selected yeasts. Extended skin maceration for additional 15 days. 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged in 225 Litre new French oak barrels for 18 months. The wine is blended and returns to barrels for 6 additional months.. Alc 14%, RS 3.2 g/l


Colour:          Ruby red with deep amber gleams.


Serve:            At room temperature to accompany roast red meats, rich pasta dishes and cheese.


Taste:            Cherries, plums, strawberries and blackberries combine nicely with eucalyptus and menthol aromas. A fulfilling and soft palate with black pepper and bitter chocolate flavours create a well balanced wine, owner of a distinctive personality.




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