Echeverria Merlot Gran Reserva Echeverria Merlot Gran Reserva Echeverria Merlot Gran Reserva Download PDF

Winery Viña Echeverria
Varieties95% Merlot / 5% Carménère
Farming Practicescertified sustainable
Soilsclay and limestone
Harvest Techniqueby hand into 18kg lugs and hand sorted
Year Vines Were Plantedgrafted 1990/2005 on pre-phyilloxera French rootstock
Fermentationfermented in 25.000 liter stainless steel tank for 10 days at 25-28ºC controlled temperature
Malolacticfull malolactic fermentation
Maturationaged in 225 liter French oak barrels for 10-12 months
Item NoCH305
Bottle Case12
Country Chile
Region Central Valley
Echeverria Merlot Gran Reserva

“Intense aromas of sweet plums are combined with notes of chocolate and vanilla due to its aging for 12 months in oak barrels. Smooth and velvety.” 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.