Curico Valley, Chile

Active in Chilean agriculture, grape growing and winemaking since 1740, the Echeverria family established their current vineyards and winery in 1923 in the outskirts of Molina, a town in the Curico Valley. Here, they grow grapes from French pre-philloxera rootstocks, on their 80 ha of vineyards. Originally established to produce bulk wines, in 1990, the winery was converted to produce quality wines for export. In the following years, Echeverria was one of the few boutique wineries to emerge from Chile, and the first family winery from Chile to sell wine to Harrods in London. Eventually, the family started purchasing grapes, to compliment and build complexity to their wines. “We realized that to succeed and be different, we needed to be open,” says Roberto Echeverria, the Technical Director Chief Winemaker, who’s first solo vintage appeared on the market in 2001. With sustainable practices in the vineyard, Echevarria produces a wine for most every palate, while embracing a philosophy that’s based on consistency. Shelftalkers  Winery Website 
ech-sbSauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc from proprietor's single vineyard grapes, from ungrafted selected clones of pre-phylloxera French rootstock. 100% Hand-picked in 18 Kg. boxes and carried to the winery immediately after cutting. Carefully hand selected before processing. Traditional / Classic style of Sauvignon Blanc, vibrant and refreshing with citric and mineral notes.
ech-chard-rsvUnoaked Chardonnay Reserva
Chardonnay from the proprietor's single vineyard grapes, from ungrafted selected clones of pre-phylloxera French rootstock. 100% Hand-picked in 18 Kg. boxes and carried to the winery immediately after cutting. Carefully hand selected before processing.

This delicate Chardonnay expresses aromas of pineapples, melon and peach combined with exquisite citrus notes. The palate is silky and vibrant with a long tasty finish
ech-cab-rsvCabernet Sauvignon Reserva
Cabernet Sauvignon from the proprietor's single vineyard grapes. This wine comes from ungrafted selected clones of pre-phylloxera French rootstock. 100% Hand-picked in 18 Kg. boxes and carried to the winery immediately after cutting. Carefully hand selected before processing. A round and vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon with plum and strawberry flavors combined with hints of red pepper and spices.
ech-merlot-granMerlot Gran Reserva
100% Merlot from a practicing organic vineyard.Fermented to dryness in 25,000 liter stainless steel tank for 7-10 days at 25-28º C controlled temperature. Aged in 225 liter American & French oak barrels for 12 months.
ech-carm-granCarmenere Gran Reserva
Red violet color with purple gleams. Complex on the nose, this Carmenere
combines intense aromas of raspberries and cherry confit with ripe red bell peppers and hints of black pepper. Smooth and velvety, it is a well balanced wine with a long and pleasant finish.
ech-cab-granCabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, practicing organically farmed. Fermented in 25.000 liter stainless steel tank for 7 - 10 days at 25-28ºC controlled temperature.
Aged in 225 liter American & French oak barrels for 12 months.
ech-ltd-cabCabernet Sauvignon, Limited Edition
Varietal/Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah and 5% Carmenère.
Fermented in 12,000 liter stainless steel vats for 8-10 days at 25-28ºC controlled temperature, with selected yeasts. Aged in 225 liter new French oak barrels for 18 months. The wine is blended and returns to barrels for 6 additional months.