Echeverria Founders Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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.
Fermented in 10,000 litre stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 25-28C controlled temperature, with selected yeasts. Extended skin maceration for additional 15 days. 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged in 225 Litre new French oak barrels for 18 months. The wine is blended and returns to barrels for 6 additional months..
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.
Cherries, plums, strawberries and blackberries combine nicely with eucalyptus and menthol aromas. A fulfilling and soft palate with black pepper and bitter chocolate flavours create a well balanced wine. A wine with personality.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Echeverria Founders Selection Cabernet Sauvignon is best served at room temperature to accompany roast red meats, rich pasta dishes and cheese.
Trophy & Gold Medal for best Cabernet Sauvignon (7th Annual Wines of Chile Awards 2010)/ Gold Medal Word Wine Championships Awards 2010 (Beverage Testing Institute USA
Country / Region / Appellation
CL / Maipo / Maipo
Roberto Echeverria Matias Aguirre