Echeverria Merlot Gran Reserva 2018
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.
This wine was fermented to dryness in stainless steel tanks for 10 days at 25-28C controlled temperature. Extended skin maceration for an additional 6 - 8 days. 100% malolactic fermentation.
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.
This is a wine full of juicy, ripe and soft Merlot character, with lovely intensity and a long finish.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Echeverria Merlot Gran Reserva is best served at room temperature to accompany grilled roast red meats, and rich pasta dishes.
Country / Region / Appellation
CL / Curico Valley / Curico Valley
Roberto Echeverria / Matias Aguirre