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Producer: Vina EcheverriaGrape Varieties: 100% ChardonnayOptimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Silky wine with notes of quince and melonAlcohol by Volume: 13%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 Chardonnay from pre-Phylloxera French rootstock.
Harvest: Hand harvested in March. Age of Vines: 17 years old
Soil: Loam & clay with well drained gravely subsoil.
Vinification: Destemmed and chilled to 8°C. Pneumatically pressed. 24 to 48 hours of static sedimentation at 10°C. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 15°C. Constant temperature for 25 days. Partial malolactic fermentation. Stored in stainless steel tanks at 10°C until bottled. Alc 13%, R/s 3.3 g/l
Colour: Bright golden yellow.
Taste: Fresh and juicy, this delicate Chardonnay expresses aromas of peaches and pineapples, combined with exquisite notes of quince and melon. The palate is silky and well balanced with a bright tasty finish.
Serve: Chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish, white meats and pasta dishes.
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