Echeverria Sauvignon Blanc Reserva
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Sauvignon Blanc grapes from ungrafted selected clones of pre-phylloxera French rootstock.
- 100% hand-picked in 18kg boxes and carried to the estate winery immediately after cutting
Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Elaboration: Destemmed and chilled to 8°C. Direct pneumatic pressing. 24-36 hours of static sedimentation at 8°C prior to fermentation with selected yeasts. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at 14-16°C constant temperature for 25 days. Stored in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks through bottling
Tasting Notes: Bright yellow with green hues. This vibrant Sauvignon Blanc combines aromas of fresh herbs, green pepper and tomato leaves with citric notes of grapefruit and lime. The palate is fresh and crisp, with well balanced acidity and a fruity finish
The Echeverría family came to Chile in the 1750s, from a little town called Amezqueta in the Basque region of Spain. They established agricultural properties just north of Santiago, where they planted vineyards, among other crops. Over time vineyard holdings have grown to 65 hectares, and Viña Echeverría remains a family-owned and managed estate winery, occupying the same location for as long as anyone can remember. Family owned wineries are, as we know, not at all the norm in Chile. This sets Echeverria apart and it shows in the personality of their finished wines. Roberto Echeverría Jr continues to lead all activities here and if you get the chance to meet him make sure you do so!