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Producer: Vina EcheverriaGrape Varieties: 100% Pinot NoirOptimum Drinking: Within 5 yearsWine Style: Soft rounded redAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: Chile
Deep garnet red with purple hues. Rich and elegant, this attractive Pinot Noir combines aromas of strawberries, black cherries, raspberries and dry plums with hints of chocolate and mocha. The palate is round and soft offering a rich texture and a lush finish.
Viña Echeverria is a family-owned estate winery, owned and managed by the Echeverria family. Established in 1930, but with an agricultural heritage going back to the 1700s, Viña Echeverria is as much today, as always, driven by a shared passion for winemaking and an uncompromising search for excellence. Viña Echeverria combines nearly a century of viticulture and winemaking experience with a modern state of the art winery, to produce a range of over 20 quality wines from 9 different grape varieties. It has recently been awarded its Sustainable Winery status by Wines of Chile, as well as its ISO9000 certification.
It is located at Curico Valley, the heartland of Chile's winemaking zone. Curico Valley is one of the best places for producing wine in Chile. It has very intense sunlight, a long summer, and well drained soils. The vineyards are located in the area of Molina, which receives pure water from the Andes mountains for irrigation.
They work with a model of Microviticulture, which separates the vineyard in 200 small areas. Each area is managed like an individual vineyard, so they can obtain the best quality of each grape of each vine in these 200 areas.
Harvested in March 26 and 27, 2012 Hand picked in 18 Kg. boxes and carried to the winery immediately after cutting. Carefully selected before processing.
Cold skin maceration at 5ºC for 4 - 5 days prior to fermentation. · Fermented to dryness in 15.000 liter stainless steel tank for 10 - 12 days at 26-29ºC controlled temperature with select yeasts. · Maceration for 5 days after fermentation. · 100% malolactic fermentation. · 75% aged in French oak barrels for 6 months.
Pinot Noir 100%
Lobster Bisque, Paella, Pasta and Risotto. Tuna or Salmon fish. Chicken, Turkey (turkey burgers too) fried, roast, or grilled with herbs, Dijon mustard, mushroom or Pinot sauces (like the classic Coq au Vin). Ham, prosciutto, sausage, bacon, and other charcuterie. Beef, especially Filet Mignon or roasted beef with herbs, mushrooms & truffles (classic: Boeuf Bourguignon).
James Suckling, 92 Points, 2015
Deep cherry, ripe strawberry, a mere hint of chocolate. Exceptional value. Cannot be a better Pinot Noir at this price point anywhere.
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