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Producer: Vina EcheverriaGrape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon BlancOptimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Bright lively aromatic Sauvignon BlancAlcohol by Volume: 13%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: Chile
Viña Echeverria is a family-run 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 nine different grape varieties. It has recently been awarded its Sustainable Winery status by Wines of Chile, as well as its ISO9000 certification.
The season was characterised by a lack of rain during the spring, followed by hot temperatures during the summer. This resulted in low yields compared to previous years, due to the effects of drought and water stress. The quality was good to very good in most of the valleys with the grapes being harvested in a very healthy condition; as the warm, dry weather reduced disease pressure in the vineyard. The wines are rich in flavour, with good balance and delicate aromatics.
The vineyard is located in Molina in the Curico Valley at an altitude of 243 metres. It is situated on the 35th Parallel South, between the Andes Mountains and the cool Pacific Ocean. Intense sunshine is tempered by cooling sea breezes, allowing the grapes to achieve outstanding fruit aromas and exceptional colour concentration. The warm dry days and cold nights encourage a long growing season, which is ideally suited to produce healthy vines and grapes. Working with a model of micro viticulture, each plot, of no more than half a hectare, is identified according to its terroir and microclimate and planted accordingly. Grapes are subjected to specific pruning, irrigation, canopy management and harvesting, which results in grapes of optimum quality and flavour. The fertile soils are alluvial in origin, with clay loam and stone at 80cm.
The grapes were carefully selected, crushed, destemmed and chilled to 8°C followed by a direct pneumatic pressing. A static sedimentation took place at 8°C for 24 to 36 hours. The must was then fermented in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures of between 14 to 16°C for a period of 25 days. The wine was stored in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, to retain the fresh and fruity character, prior to bottling.
This vibrant and pristine Sauvignon Blanc combines citrus notes of grapefruit and lime with refreshing hints of peach. The palate is fresh and crisp, with a natural balanced acidity and a fruity finish.
Excellent apéritif. Sushi, sashimi, chargrilled squid, garlicky prawns or goat’s cheese.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
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