Echeverria Pinot Noir Gran Reserva 2017
£66.10 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Country - Chile
Region - Casablanca Valley
Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Viña Echeverria
Tasting notes - 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.
93Pts, James Suckling, 2017
Silver, SWA , 2018
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This attractive Pinot Noir combines aromas of cooked strawberries, black cherries and dry plums with vanilla and violet notes.
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.
2016 was an unpredictable year due to unfavourable weather conditions at harvest time. The summer brought hot, dry weather which led into cooler temperatures in April. Heavy rain fell on April 15th as a result of El Niño, which delayed final maturation and reduced yields for some varieties. Those which had been harvested prior to the rain produced high quality grapes with a marked acidity and freshness. The varieties harvested after were reduced in yield and careful selection took place in the vineyard.
The vineyard is located in the Casablanca Valley, a cool-climate coastal region close to the Pacific Ocean approximately 47 miles north of Santiago. The proximity to the sea results in a Mediterranean climate, with pronounced maritime influence. The cooling sea breezes from the cold Humboldt stream, tempers the heat of the warm, sunny days and creates cool foggy mornings, ideal for top quality Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The soils are clay and sandy soils, which provide good drainage. Careful pruning ensures the correct balance between canopy and fruit.
A cold pre-fermentation maceration took place at 5°C for four to five days, in order to extract colour and primary aromas. Fermentation took place at 26° to 29°C in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, with selected yeasts for a period of 10 to 12 days. The post fermentation maceration lasted for five days, then 100% of the wine went through malolactic fermentation. 75% of the wine was aged in French oak barrels for six months, adding oak complexity to the final blend.
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.
Works well with earthy flavours such as mushrooms and truffles, grilled meats pheasant or a rack of lamb. Try with oily fish such as salmon and tuna.
Pinot Noir 100%
- Bottle Size
- Case Size
- 6 Bottles
- Casablanca Valley