Vina Echeverria Gran Reserva Colchagua Merlot 2019

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Vina Echeverria Gran Reserva Colchagua Merlot 2019

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 2019

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-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.
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 the cool, coastal hills of the Colchagua Valley. Located at
170 metres above sea level, the vines are planted on the southern bank of the Rapel
River, near a ravine close to the mouth of the river. It is just 15 kilometres away from the
Pacific Ocean, which provides tremendous maritime influence, with constant coastal
breezes cooling the vines. The vineyard is also significantly influenced by the Humboldt
Current. Summers are warm, with temperatures of up to 25°C allowing the grapes to
reach excellent maturity and concentration of flavours, while retaining balancing,
natural acidity. The vines are grown in granitic soils with a clay-loam texture, which is
poor in organic matter and offers good drainage.
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 100%
Winemaker: Roberto Echeverría
Region: Valle de
Colchagua
Subregion: Valle de
Colchagua
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 14.5%

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