Echeverria Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2015
The Echeverrians emigrated from the small Basque town of Amezqueta in 1740 and built their winery in the town of Molina in the province of Curico in the early 1900s. They are still family-owned, family-managed and with a family vision. Roberto has now taken over from his father, Roberto, as chief winemaker. Assisted by winemaker Matias Aguirre and viticulturist Cecilia Silva, Roberto's philosophy lies in grape selection and control of the grape's environment. All grapes either come from their own estates or are rigorously selected from a small coterie of trusted growers.
Harvested entirely by hand and carried to the winery in 18Kg boxes immediately after cutting. Whole cluster pressing with a 48 hour static sedimentation prior to fermentation. Fermented with selected yeasts at 18C constant temperature in stainless steel tanks for 45 days. The wine is then transferred to oak barrels for moderate ageing.
Meticulous, labour intensive vineyard management philosophy that takes into account how each vine is reacting to external factors such as soil, nutrients, vegetation growth, bunch compostition and climatic conditions.
Echeverria Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc is golden in colour, this complex and concentrated wine has aromas of mature peaches, apricots and honey against a background of noble botrytis. The flavour has nuances of quince jam, rich and intense.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Silver (7th Annual Wines of Chile Awards 2010)
Country / Region / Appellation
CL / Curico Valley / Curico Valley
Roberto Echeverria Matias Aguirre