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Echeverria Merlot 2011

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Vina Echeverria is wholly owned by the Echeverria family. Their wines are made mainly from their own grapes together with rigorously selected grapes from other growers. All of their wines are bottled on the estate. Roberto Echeverria has recently made a considerable investment both in the vineyard and winery and one of his current primary targets is to obtain certification for his estate as environmentally friendly in all aspects. Great care is taken with the overall vineyard management. The vineyard is sub-divided into very small lots, each controlled for nutrient and water requirements on an individual basis. This helps to ensure balance, ripening and consistency of the grapes throughout the estate so that quality is assured. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Merlot single vineyard grapes from ungrafted selected clones of pre-phylloxera French rootstock. Harvest: Hand harvested in mid April. Soil: Loam & clay soil, low fertility, well drained gravely subsoil. Vinification: Harvested by hand and carried to the winery in 18KG boxes immediately after cutting. Fermented to dryness in stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 25-28C. Extended skin maceration for an additional 5 days. 100%malolactic fermentation. Stored in stainless steel tanks at 14-16C for 4 months before bottling. Alc 14%, R/s 3.9 g/l. Colour: Deep ruby red. Taste: Showing plummy fruit with good depth and texture. Slightly herbaceous. Serve: At room temperature to accompany grilled roast red meats, and rich pasta dishes.

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Viña Echeverría:
I have fallen in LOVE with the reds out of this vineyard in the Cohchugua Valley of Chile. Their fresh, distinctive quality and absolute definitive & distinctive freshness, purity, and adherence to the grape varietal flavor is beyond phenomenal. What I love even more is that for the price points on these wines, you are getting better taste & quality for your dollar; definitely NOT overpaying fo... Read more
I have fallen in LOVE with the reds out of this vineyard in the Cohchugua Valley of Chile. Their fresh, distinctive quality and absolute definitive & distinctive freshness, purity, and adherence to the grape varietal flavor is beyond phenomenal. What I love even more is that for the price points on these wines, you are getting better taste & quality for your dollar; definitely NOT overpaying for wine- you are UNDERPAYING for the quality of the syrah, carmenere, and cabernet. I have the best description of their med-heavy reds - DECADENT VELVET WITH ABSOLUTE PERFECTED PURITY & DINSTINCTIVE FRESHNESS. TRY THEIR WINES! THEY ARE WELL WORTH THE PRICE UNDER $20 for young vintages- and the quality increases yearly uncorked! THESE ARE BEYOND BEST BUYS! THESE ARE BEST EVERS! Read less

External Reviews for Echeverria Merlot

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/08/2010

Viña Echeverria is wholly owned by the Echeverria family. Their wines are made mainly from their own grapes together with rigorously selected grapes from other growers. All of their wines are bottled on the estate. Roberto Echeverria has recently made a considerable investment both in the vineyard and winery and one of his current primary targets is to obtain certification for his estate as environmentally friendly in all aspects. Great care is taken with the overall vineyard management. The vineyard is sub-divided into very small lots, each controlled for nutrient and water requirements on an individual basis. This helps to ensure balance, ripening and consistency of the grapes throughout the estate so that quality is assured. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Merlot single vineyard grapes from ungrafted selected clones of pre-phylloxera French rootstock. Harvest: Hand harvested in mid April. Soil: Loam & clay soil, low fertility, well drained gravely subsoil. Vinification: Harvested by hand and carried to the winery in 18KG boxes immediately after cutting. Fermented to dryness in stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 25-28C. Extended skin maceration for an additional 5 days. 100%malolactic fermentation. Stored in stainless steel tanks at 14-16C for 4 months before bottling. Alc 14%, R/s 3.9 g/l. Colour: Deep ruby red. Taste: Showing plummy fruit with good depth and texture. Slightly herbaceous. Serve: At room temperature to accompany grilled roast red meats, and rich pasta dishes.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

Bursting with juicy, ripe and soft, fresh Merlot fruit, with lovely intensity and great depth of finish Vina Echeverria is a long established Chilean family owned and managed Estate, producing high quality wines. Their 75 hectares of vineyards, in one single block, and their state-of-art winery are located on the outskirts of the town of Molina in the Curicó Valley, 200Km south of Santiago. Vina Echeverria only make wine from their estate grown grapes, all of which originate from ungrafted select clones of pre-phylloxera French rootstock All members of the Echeverria family are involved at the winery making an unbeatable team, bonded together by the strongest forces of all: deep family roots, a shared passion for winemaking, an uncompromising search of excellence and a total commitment to their customers satisfaction. Grapes: 100% Estate Merlot. Region : Chile / Curico Valley Maker : Roberto Echeverria and Matias Aguirre Notes: Bursting with juicy, ripe and soft, fresh Merlot fruit, with lovely intensity and great depth of finish Serve : Between 15 and 18c to accompany grilled meats, cheeses and rich pasta dishes ABV : 13.5% Suitable for Vegetarians



Vina Echeverria is wholly owned by the Echeverria family. Their wines are made mainly from their own grapes together with rigorously selected grapes from other growers. All of their wines are bottled on the estate. Roberto Echeverria has recently made a considerable investment both in the vineyard and winery and one of his current primary targets is to obtain certification for his estate as environmentally friendly in all aspects. Great care is taken with the overall vineyard management. The vineyard is sub-divided into very small lots, each controlled for nutrient and water requirements on an individual basis. This helps to ensure balance, ripening and consistency of the grapes throughout the estate so that quality is assured. Vintage: 2009 Grapes: 100% Merlot single vineyard grapes from ungrafted selected clones of pre-phylloxera French rootstock. Harvest: Hand harvested in mid April. Soil: Loam & clay soil, low fertility, well drained gravely subsoil. Vinification: Harvested by hand and carried to the winery in 18KG boxes immediately after cutting. Fermented to dryness in stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 25-28C. Extended skin maceration for an additional 5 days. 100%malolactic fermentation. Stored in stainless steel tanks at 14-16C for 4 months before bottling. Alc 14%, R/s 3.9 g/l. Colour: Deep ruby red. Taste: Showing plummy fruit with good depth and texture. Slightly herbaceous. Serve: At room temperature to accompany grilled roast red meats, and rich pasta dishes.

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