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Producer: Vina EcheverriaGrape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon BlancOptimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Full flavoured dry whiteAlcohol 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% Sauvignon Blanc from proprietor’s single vineyard grapes, from ungrafted selected clones of pre-phylloxera French rootstock.
Soil: Loam and clay soil, medium to low fertility, well drained gravely subsoil.
Harvest: By hand in early March.
Winemaking: Destemmed and chilled to 8C. 2 to 4 hours skin contact maceration at 10C. Pneumatic pressing and 24 – 36 hours static sedimentation at 8C prior to fermentation. Fermented in stainless steel at 13C constant temperature for 25 days, Alc 13%, R/s 4.6 g/l
Colour: Bright golden yellow.
Serve: Chilled at 8 to 10C as an aperitif or with white meats, fish, shellfish in cream sauces, risottos and creamy soups.
Taste: A full flavoured wine with ripe fruit notes with the oak well integrated and harmonious. An elegant and well-balanced wine.
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