Echeverria Syrah Gran Reserva
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Maipo Valley fruit. Hand harvested and carried to the winery immediately after cutting
Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah
Elaboration: Fermented to dryness in stainless steel tanks for 8 days at 77 – 83°F controlled temperature with selected yeasts. Extended skin maceration for additional 10 days 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged in 225 liter French oak barrels for 12 months
Tasting Notes: Deep garnet red with violet gleams. A highly aromatic Syrah with aromas of berry fruits such as blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. Hints of bitter chocolate combine nicely with notes of black pepper, cinnamon and tobacco. A well balanced mouth feel with a long and juicy 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 Echeverría 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!