Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva Download PDF

Winery Viña Echeverria
Varieties95% Cabernet Sauvignon / 5% Carmenere
Farming Practicespracticing organic and certified sustainable
Soilscalcareous clay and limestone
Hectares/Acres80 ha. total
Harvest Techniqueby hand into 18kg lugs and hand sorted
Year Vines Were Planted1975
Yeastselected natural
Fermentationin 25,000L stainless steel tanks for 7-10 days, extended maceration for 10 days
Malolacticfull malolactic fermentation
Maturation10-12 months French oak
Item NoCH311
Bottle Case12
Country Chile
Region Central Valley Curico Valley
Sub-region Maipo Valley Molina
Echeverria Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva

“Cabernet Sauvignon from proprietor's single vineyard grapes, from ungrafted selected clones of pre-phylloxera French rootstock. 100% Hand-picked in 18 Kg. boxes and carried to the winery immediately after cutting. Carefully hand selected before processing. Intense aromas of red cherries and black pepper with a smoky, earthy background. This is a medium-bodied wine with fresh, mellow tannins, and lingering notes of eucalyptus.” Winemaker’s notes

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.