Echeverria Viognier No es Pituko 2020
The Echeverria Viognier No es Pituko has floral aromas of peach and tropical fruits are layered with buttery and ginger notes and balanced by a refreshing finish. Naturally made resulting in slight cloudiness.
Producer Note - Viña Echeverría is a family-run estate winery, owned and managed by the Echeverría family. Established in 1930, but with an agricultural heritage going back to the 1700s, Viña Echeverría is as much today, as always, driven by a shared passion for winemaking and an uncompromising search for excellence. Viña Echeverría combines nearly a century of viticulture and winemaking experience with a modern state-of-the-art winery, to produce an extensive collection of quality wines. The 'No es Pituko' range represents a radical departure from the rest of the more traditional Echeverría wines, both in look and make-up, being vinified naturally, without any additions at any stage. Viña Echeverría has recently been awarded its Sustainable Winery status by Wines of Chile, as well as its ISO9000 certification.
Vineyard - The grapes come from a single vineyard in the Entre Cordilleras area of the Curicó Valley, situated at 243 metres above sea level. The climate is the Mediterranean with long, dry summers and intense sunlight. There is a marked diurnal temperature range, where the cooler evenings encourage balancing natural acidity and aromatic complexity in the fruit which leads to elegant wines. The 35-year-old vines are ungrafted, selected from clones of pre-phylloxera rootstock. Grown in alluvium soils, with clay-loam content and the presence of stone at 80 centimetres depth, the soils are fertile, which allows the vines to express their full fruit potential. The vines are trained on the Lyre system which allows the air and sun to circulate through the vine canopy and helps to prevent mildew. The vineyards are cultivated according to sustainable agricultural methods in order to respect the land and its environment.
Winemaking - 'No es Pituko' is Chilean slang for 'it ain't fancy' reflecting the fact that this wine was vinified naturally, without any additions at any stage. The Viognier grapes were hand-harvested and brought to the winery in 18kg boxes to preserve the quality. They were destemmed, pressed and cooled at 8°C, before being fermented with wild yeasts from the environment. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 13 to 17°C and lasted for 25 days. The wine went through malolactic conversion resulting in the textured mouthfeel and buttery notes before spending three months on its fine lees imparting texture and complexity.
Tasting Note - The Echeverria Viognier No es Pituko has a delicately cloudy appearance that reflects its natural vinification. Vibrant aromas of peach and tropical fruits are layered with buttery notes and balanced by refreshing natural acidity.
Grape: Viognier 100%
Winemaker: Roberto Echeverría
Region: Valle de Curicó
Sub region: Valle de Curicó
Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
Residual Sugar: 2.8
Contains Sulphites: Yes