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Valle Dorado Merlot 2011

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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 of Cabernet Sauvignon (48%), Sauvignon Blanc (30%), Chardonnay (20%) and Merlot (2%). High priority is given to care in the vineyards and canopy management to control vegetative growth. Exposure to sunlight and air movement on the leaves are maximised, leading to almost organic viticulture with the minimum use of agrochemical products. Vintage: Origin: Chile Central Valley Region, Curico Valley Sub region, Molinara Viticultural Area. Grapes: 100% Merlot. Soil: Loam and clay with well drained gravely subsoil. Winemaking: Harvested by hand. Fermented to dryness in stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 25-27 degrees controlled temperature. 100% malolactic fermentation. Stored in stainless steel through bottling. Serve: At 14-18°C with risotto, red meats, white meat or fish with creamy sauces. Colour: Deep ruby red with violet hues. Taste: Smooth and tasty, strawberries and blueberry confiture blend nicely. Leaving a round and pleasant finish. Balanced in the mouth with mild tannins and a smooth finish on the palate. Cellaring: Best when young, but will hold nicely for 1-3 years.

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

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 of Cabernet Sauvignon (48%), Sauvignon Blanc (30%), Chardonnay (20%) and Merlot (2%). High priority is given to care in the vineyards and canopy management to control vegetative growth. Exposure to sunlight and air movement on the leaves are maximised, leading to almost organic viticulture with the minimum use of agrochemical products. Vintage: Origin: Chile Central Valley Region, Curico Valley Sub region, Molinara Viticultural Area. Grapes: 100% Merlot. Soil: Loam and clay with well drained gravely subsoil. Winemaking: Harvested by hand. Fermented to dryness in stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 25-27 degrees controlled temperature. 100% malolactic fermentation. Stored in stainless steel through bottling. Serve: At 14-18°C with risotto, red meats, white meat or fish with creamy sauces. Colour: Deep ruby red with violet hues. Taste: Smooth and tasty, strawberries and blueberry confiture blend nicely. Leaving a round and pleasant finish. Balanced in the mouth with mild tannins and a smooth finish on the palate. Cellaring: Best when young, but will hold nicely for 1-3 years.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2008 03/23/2010

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 of Cabernet Sauvignon (48%), Sauvignon Blanc (30%), Chardonnay (20%) and Merlot (2%). High priority is given to care in the vineyards and canopy management to control vegetative growth. Exposure to sunlight and air movement on the leaves are maximised, leading to almost organic viticulture with the minimum use of agrochemical products. Origin: Chile Central Valley Region, Curico Valley Sub region, Molinara Viticultural Area. Grapes: &nb...



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 of Cabernet Sauvignon (48%), Sauvignon Blanc (30%), Chardonnay (20%) and Merlot (2%). High priority is given to care in the vineyards and canopy management to control vegetative growth. Exposure to sunlight and air movement on the leaves are maximised, leading to almost organic viticulture with the minimum use of agrochemical products. Vintage: Origin: Chile Central Valley Region, Curico Valley Sub region, Molinara Viticultural Area. Grapes: 100% Merlot. Soil: Loam and clay with well drained gravely subsoil. Winemaking: Harvested by hand. Fermented to dryness in stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 25-27 degrees controlled temperature. 100% malolactic fermentation. Stored in stainless steel through bottling. Serve: At 14-18°C with risotto, red meats, white meat or fish with creamy sauces. Colour: Deep ruby red with violet hues. Taste: Smooth and tasty, strawberries and blueberry confiture blend nicely. Leaving a round and pleasant finish. Balanced in the mouth with mild tannins and a smooth finish on the palate. Cellaring: Best when young, but will hold nicely for 1-3 years.

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