Echeverria Carmenere Gran Reserva Echeverria Carmenere Gran Reserva Echeverria Carmenere Gran Reserva Download PDF

Winery Viña Echeverria
Farming Practicescertified sustainable and practicing organic
Soilscalcareous clay and limestone
Hectares/Acres80 ha total
Harvest Techniqueby hand into 18kg crates, hand sorted
Year Vines Were Planted1998
Yeastselected natural
Fermentation15,000L stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 25-28°C, extended maceration for an additional 6 days
Maturationin 225L French and American oak for 10-12 months
Item NoCH317
Bottle Case12
Country Chile
Region Curico Valley
Sub-region Molina
Echeverria Carmenere Gran Reserva

“This Carmenère combines intense aromas of ripe cherries and blackberries, with hints of red bell pepper, dried fruit, and spices. Smooth and full-bodied, it has a round and delicate mouthfeel due to 10-12 months oak-barrel aging.” 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.