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Winery Viña Echeverria
Varieties97% Chardonnay / 3% Viognier
Farming Practicespracticing organic and sustainable
Soilscalcareous clay and limestone
Hectares/Acres80 ha. total
Harvest Techniquehand harvested between April 4th and 6th
Year Vines Were Planted1995
Fermentationdestemmed and chilled to 8°C / direct press to tank / settled 24-48 hrs. / temperature-controlled stainless steel fermentation at 14-18°C for 25 days Malolactic: partial malolactic fermentation
Malolacticpartial malolactic fermentation
Item NoCH302
Bottle Case12
Country Chile
Region Curico Valley
Sub-region Molina
Echeverria Chardonnay Reserva

Chardonnay from the proprietor's single vineyard grapes, from un-grafted 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. This delicate Chardonnay expresses aromas of pineapples, ripe melon and peach combined with exquisite citrus notes. The palate is silky and vibrant with a long finish.

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.