Vina Echeverría Founders Selection Valle de Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Vina Echeverría Founders Selection Valle de Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Country - Chile

Region - Valle de Maipo

Grape Varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Petit Verdot 5%, Syrah 5%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Viña Echeverría

Tasting notes - A rich and complex blend, with intense aromas of dark plum and blackcurrant layered with eucalyptus and menthol. A concentrated and soft palate with black pepper and bitter chocolate flavours complemented by round and supple tannins through to a long, elegant finish. 

Vina Echeverría Founders Selection Valle de Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Opulent blackcurrant fruit with notes of mint and herbs
and juicy, fleshy flavours.
Producer Note
Viña Echeverría is a family-run estate winery, owned and managed by the Echeverría
family. Established in 1930, but with an agricultural heritage going back to the 1700s,
Viña Echeverría is as much today, as always, driven by a shared passion for
winemaking and an uncompromising search for excellence. Viña Echeverría combines
nearly a century of viticulture and winemaking experience with a modern state-of-the art winery, to produce an extensive collection of quality wines. The 'No es Pituko' range
represents a radical departure from the rest of the more traditional Echeverría wines,
both in look and make-up, being vinified naturally, without any additions at any stage.
Viña Echeverría has recently been awarded its Sustainable Winery status by Wines of
Chile, as well as its ISO9000 certification.
Vintage
Widespread frost during September reduced yields considerably. 2014 saw a cold
spring which slowed phenologic development. However, the temperature increased
and a warm summer accelerated the growing cycle and ripening process; and the
harvested ended up being earlier than anticipated. The naturally low yielding vines
produced concentrated grapes of good maturity and concentrated colour and
complexity.
Vineyard
The vineyard is located in Maipo Alto in the Central Valley. Alto Maipo reaches into the
foothills of the Andean Mountains; the vineyard is situated at elevations of between 400
to 800 metres above sea level. The afternoon sun warms the vineyard and the cool
mountain breezes that slide down the hillside at night create a broad oscillation
between day and night temperatures. This diurnal temperature difference creates
perfect conditions for bold yet elegant red wines, especially the regional star Cabernet
Sauvignon. Careful pruning is carried out to allow the correct balance between the
canopy and the fruit, while irrigation is carefully managed to avoid dehydration. The
vines are grown in medium fertility soils of mostly red and black clay.
Winemaking
This iconic Cabernet Sauvignon was created as a dedication to Roberto Echeverria
Snr, the founder and original winemaker at Viña Echeverria. A manual harvest took
place when the grapes had reached optimal phenolic ripeness, they were then
carried immediately to the winery in 18kg boxes and were carefully selected. The
grapes were fermented in 12,000 litre stainless steel vats for 10 days at controlled
temperatures of between 25 to 28°C with selected yeasts. An extended skin
maceration took place for an additional 10 to 15 days. The wine then went through
100% malolactic conversion, before being aged in 225 litre new French oak barrels for
18 months. The wine was blended and returned to barrels for six additional months.
Tasting Note
Opulent with intense aromas of dark plum and blackcurrant layered with eucalyptus
and menthol. This is a concentrated wine with black pepper and bitter chocolate
flavours complemented by round and supple tannins, through to a long, elegant finish.
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon 90%, Petit Verdot 5%, Syrah 5%
Winemaker: Roberto Echeverría
Region: Valle de Maipo
Subregion: Valle de Maipo
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14.5%

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