Echeverria Unwooded Chardonnay 2020
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.
Destemmed and chilled to 8C. Direct pneumatic pressing. 24 to 48 hours of static sedimentation at 8-10C prior to fermentation. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 14-18C constant temperature for 25 days. Partial malolactic fermentation. During 6 weeks with yeast lies. Stored in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks through bottling.
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.
A fresh and gentle aroma of fruits and flowers though to a delicate, fruity flavour with hints of pears and apples that linger on the finish.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Echeverria Unwooded Chardonnay is best served chilled as an aperitif or to accompany fish, white meats and pasta dishes.
Country / Region / Appellation
CL / Curico Valley / Curico Valley
Roberto Echeverria / Matias Aguirre