Vina Echeverría Reserva Valle de Curico Carmenere 2018

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Vina Echeverría Reserva Valle de Curico Carmenere 2018

Country - Chile

Region - Valle de Curicó

Grape Varieties - Carmenère 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Viña Echeverría

Tasting notes - An elegant Carmenère with intense, berried fruit, ripe plums and hints of paprika. Harmoniously balanced with vibrant fruits interlaced with soft spicy notes through to a round and silky finish.

 

Vina Echeverría Reserva Valle de Curico Carmenere 2018

A well textured wine with smooth damson and spice
flavours and a hint of black pepper on the 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 Molina in the Curicó Valley at an altitude of 243 metres. It is
situated on the 35th parallel south, between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific
Ocean. Intense sunshine is tempered by cooling sea breezes, allowing the grapes to
achieve outstanding fruit aromas and exceptional colour concentration. The warm
dry days and cold nights encourage a long growing season, which is ideally suited
to produce healthy vines and grapes. Working with a model of micro viticulture,
each plot, of no more than half a hectare, is identified according to its terroir and
microclimate and planted accordingly. Grapes are cultivated using specific pruning
methods, irrigation, canopy management and harvesting, which results in grapes of
optimum quality and flavour. The fertile soils are alluvial in origin, with clay loam and
stone at 80cm.


Winemaking
The grapes were fermented in 25,000 and 15,000 litre stainless steel tanks for seven to
10 days, with selected yeasts at controlled temperatures of 24 to 27°C. Post
fermentation maceration took place for 10 days at 10°C in order to gently extract the
desired level of colour and flavours. 100% of the wine underwent malolactic
fermentation, followed by four to five months in seasoned French oak barrels of third
use or more, to impart subtle complexity and achieve softer tannins.


Tasting Note
With gentle tannins, this flavoursome Carmenère combines intense aromas of
raspberries and cherries with ripe red bell pepper and hints of black pepper. Smooth
and velvety, it is well balanced, with spice and berry fruit mirrored on the palate.


Grape
Carmenère 100%

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