Vina Echeverría Gran Reserva Valle de Maipo Syrah 2018

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Vina Echeverría Gran Reserva Valle de Maipo Syrah 2018

Country - Chile

Region - Valle de Maipo

Grape Varieties - Syrah 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Viña Echeverría

Tasting notes - A highly aromatic Syrah, as blackberry, blueberry and raspberry characters are presented in this wine of great personality. Hints of bitter chocolate combine seamlessly with notes of black pepper, cinnamon and tobacco on the palate. Well balanced, with a juicy and long lasting finish.

Vina Echeverría Gran Reserva Valle de Maipo Syrah 2018

A bold and intense wine with a dark chocolate and cigar
box character, rich with just a hint of mint and black olive
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-theart 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.
2018 was characterised by a lack of rainfall. Nevertheless, it was a good vintage for
quality. Frost occurred in spring, along with a large thermal oscillation retaining
refreshing acidity. A dry, slow ripening season allowed good flavour accumulation, with
low disease pressure. No significant rainfall took place at harvesting, resulting in grapes
with excellent varietal characteristic, with some slightly lower alcohol levels.
The vines are grown in the Valle del Rapel, which runs directly south for 60 miles from
the edges of Maipo Valley to the edge of the Colchagua province. The estate is
bordered by the coastal mountain range to the west and sits at 600 to 1,000 metres
above sea level. The cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean, which reaches the
vineyard through the transversal valleys, moderates the climate. The proximity of the
Cachapoal River brings cool night time temperatures, which helps to extend the
ripening season and enhances aromatic complexity in the grapes. The river is a vital
resource, bringing fresh, mineral meltwater down from the upper Andes. The soils are
deep alluvial lime and clay; the clay enables the soil to retain water which leads to
healthy, nourished and fertile vines.
The grapes were fermented to dryness in 12,000 and 15,000 litre open stainless steel
tanks over a period of eight days. Selected yeasts were used and the temperatures
were maintained between 24 to 28°C. Once fermentation was complete, extended
skin maceration took place for an additional 10 days extracting flavour, colour and
structure. The wine then went through 100% malolactic conversion, before being
matured in 225 litre French oak barrels of second and third use, for 10 to 12 months.
Tasting Note
A highly aromatic Syrah, showing blackberry, blueberry and raspberry characters, with
hints of bitter chocolate combining seamlessly with notes of black pepper. Round,
velvety and full bodied on the palate, this wine has an elegant and fruit-driven finish.
Syrah 100%
Winemaker: Roberto Echeverría
Region: N/A
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14%

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