Echeverria Echeverria Echeverria "Propuesta" Red Blend 2014 Download PDF

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Winery Viña Echeverria
Varieties85% Cabernet Sauvignon / 10% Petit Verdot / 5% Malbec
Farming Practicespracticing organic and certified sustainable
Soilscalcareous clay and limestone
Hectares/Acres80 ha total
Altitude400-800m
Harvest Techniquehand harvested
Yeastselected natural
Fermentation150-250hL stainless steel tanks for 7-10 days at 25-28°C
Malolacticfull ML
Maturation8 months in 225L new French oak barrels
Alcohol13.5%
Item NoCH303-14
Size750ML
Bottle Case12
Country Chile
Region Central Valley
Sub-region Maipo Valley
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Propuesta is a “new proposal” by winemaker Robert Echeverría where Idea meets Action. This jovial light red blend combines the juicy and flavorsome Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, aged 8 months in oak. Easy drinking, smooth and full of ripe juicy fruit from Chile’s fertile sun-drenched soils. More at EcheWine.com

Active in Chilean agriculture, grape growing and winemaking since 1740, the Echeverria family established their current vineyards and winery in 1923 in the outskirts of Molina, a town in the Curico Valley.  Here, they grow grapes from French pre-phylloxera rootstocks, on their 80 ha of vineyards.

Originally established to produce bulk wines, in 1990, the winery was converted to produce quality wines for export.  In the following years, Echeverria was one of the few boutique wineries to emerge from Chile, and the first family winery from Chile to sell wine to Harrods in London.

Eventually, the family started purchasing grapes, to complement and build complexity to their wines.  "We realized that to succeed and be different, we needed to be open," says Roberto Echeverria, the Technical Director Chief Winemaker, whose first solo vintage appeared on the market in 2001.  With sustainable practices in the vineyard, Echeverria produces a wine for most every palate, while embracing a philosophy that's based on consistency.