Vina Echeverria Gran Reserva Colchagua Merlot 2018

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Vina Echeverria Gran Reserva Colchagua Merlot 2018

Country - Chile

Region - Valle de Colchagua

Grape Varieties - Merlot 95%, Carmenère 5%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Viña Echeverría

Tasting notes - Intense aromas of sweet plums are combined with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Opulent flavours of ripe fruits complement the smooth, velvety and balanced palate with a long, mouthwatering finish. Delicious.

Vina Echeverria Gran Reserva Colchagua Merlot 2018

A savoury and earthy style of Merlot showing eucalyptus
and red plums on the palate complemented by herbal
and coffee tones through to a rounded finish.


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
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.


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. 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
The hand-harvested grapes were fermented in 25,000 litre open stainless steel tanks
for seven days with selected yeasts, at controlled temperatures of 25 to 28°C.
Extended skin maceration followed, for an additional six to eight days. The wine then
went through 100% malolactic fermentation, before being aged in 225 litre French
oak barrels, of second and third use for 10 to 12 months.


Tasting Note
Intense aromas of sweet plums are combined with notes of chocolate and vanilla.
Opulent flavours of ripe fruits complement the smooth, velvety and balanced palate
with a long, mouthwatering finish. Delicious.


Grape
Merlot 95%, Carmenère 5%

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