Vina Echeverria Pinot Noir Rose Reserva 2018
The Pinot Noir Rose Reserva from Eceheverria Wines is attractive pale salmon in colour and is a fruity and quaffable rosé with flavours of red apple and berries.
Producer Note - Viña Echeverria is a family-run estate winery, owned and managed by the Echeverria family. Established in 1930, but with an agricultural heritage going back to the 1700s, Viña Echeverria is as much today, as always, driven by a shared passion for winemaking and an uncompromising search for excellence. Viña Echeverria combines nearly a century of viticulture and winemaking experience with a modern state-of-the-art winery, to produce a range of over 20 quality wines from nine different grape varieties. It has recently been awarded its Sustainable Winery status by Wines of Chile, as well as its ISO9000 certification.
Vintage - The 2017 harvest was characterised by high temperatures throughout the ripening period from véraison onwards. Additionally, large and extensive forest fires occurred close by, but fortunately they did not affect the vineyard. The warm average temperatures resulted in above average yields; however the quality of previous years was maintained. The warm weather continued until harvest, resulting in healthy berries with perfect phenolic ripeness. The red wines achieved soft tannins, good colour and a great aromatic expression.
Vineyard - The vineyard is located in Molina in the Curico Valley at an altitude of 243 metres. It is situated on the 35th parallel south, between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Intense sunshine is tempered by cooling sea breezes, allowing the grapes to achieve outstanding fruit aromas and exceptional colour concentration. The warm dry days and cold nights encourage a long growing season, which is ideally suited to produce healthy vines and grapes. Working with a model of micro viticulture, each plot, of no more than half a hectare, is identified according to its terroir and microclimate and planted accordingly. Grapes are cultivated using specific pruning methods, irrigation, canopy management and harvesting, which results in grapes of optimum quality and flavour.
Winemaking - The grapes were carefully selected before being crushed, destemmed and chilled to 8°C. A cold skin maceration took place for eight hours to extract the delicate pale pink colour. A gentle pneumatic pressing was followed by 24 to 36 hours of sedimentation at 8°C. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts in temperature controlled tanks at 14 to 17°C and lasted for 25 days. Made in an unoaked style to retain the purity of fruit.
Tasting Note - Pale salmon pink, this delicate rosé offers tantalising aromas of strawberry and peach; leading to a lusciously fruity palate, balanced by a fresh and mouthwatering finish.
Serving Suggestion - A perfect apéritif; pairs with light salads, sushi and risotto.
Grape Pinot Noir 100%
Winemaker: Roberto Echeverría
Region: Curico Valley Sub region: Curico Valley Country: Chile
Dry/Sweet value: 3 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
Residual Sugar: 5.8
Contains Sulphites: Yes