Price:  £12.65 | Case Rate: £12.65
Ex Tax: £10.54

Vina Echeverria - Pinot Noir Gran Reserva 2016

Information

  • Country: Chile
  • Wine Region: Central Valley
  • Wine Maker: Roberto Echeverria Jr
  • Grape: Pinot Noir
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Food Matching

Food Matching

Pairs well with grilled or roasted red meats. Lamb tagine, steak, barbecued meat, spicy sausage or venison.

Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
JS: 93 (2016) D: 95 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Deep garnet red with purple hues. Rich and elegant, this attractive Pinot Noir combines aromas of strawberries, black cherries, raspberries and dry plums with hints of chocolate and mocha. The palate is round and soft offering a rich texture and a lush finish.

Winery Information

Vina Echeverria

Vi̱a Echeverria is a family-owned estate winery, owned and managed by the Echeverria family. Established in 1930, but with an agricultural heritage going back to the 1700s, Vi̱a Echeverria is as much today, as always, driven by a shared passion for winemaking and an uncompromising search for excellence. Vi̱a 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 9 different grape.. read more

Expert Reviews

James Suckling (2016)93 pts

I like the berry and tea leaf character here with hints of incense. Medium body, firm and lightly chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Always excellent. Drink now.

Decanter (2013)95 pts

Best Chilean Pinot Noir under £15 - This Curicó-based winery is one of Chile’s more traditional names in wine; the family boasts both Basque and French heritage. The house style of Roberto Echeverría and son Roberto Jr combines a typical Chilean intensity with an unashamedly old-school elegance and ageworthiness. This coastal Pinot Noir, though sourced far from the winery, is evidence of an assured hand, showing great development and charm. Peter Richards MW Some malty development overlaying the dried and juicy fresh fruit. A foodie style, in an elegant way. A developed Pinot Noir that needs drinking with food – beautiful stuff. Patricio Tapia Even though this looks and feels evolved, the tension of tannins is still there, giving life, light and strength to this old-school Pinot. Try it! Dirceu Vianna Jr MW What sophistication! Refined and elegant with inviting aromas of red fruits, wet earth and leather. Quite evolved for its age but beautifully complex with an amazingly satisfying texture. Dry, crisp, fresh and savoury. Drinking beautifully now.

Vinification Notes

Cold skin maceration at 5°C for 4-5 days prior to fermentation Fermented to dryness in 15.000 L stainless steel tanks for 10-12 days at 26-29ºC controlled temperature with selected yeasts. Maceration for 5 days prior to fermentation 100% malolactic fermentation 75% aged in used French oak barrels for 6 months