Thursday, 13 September 2007

TN : Echeverria Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Vina Echeverria, Central Valley, Chile

This wine came packaged in an attractive grey carboard cellophane-wrapped box.

The wine is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah, and 5% Carmenere. All the vines are ungrafted selected clones of pre-phylloxera French rootstock. The grapes were harvested between April 8th to 26th 2004. The grapes were 100% handharvested into 18Kg boxes. The grapes were fermented in 10000 litre stainless steel vats for 10 days at 25-28 degrees using selected yeasts. Then they were subjected to an extended skin maceration for 15 days. The wine has been through 100% malolactic fermentation. It was then matured in 225 litre French oak barresl for 18 months. The wine was then blended and returned to barrels for a further 6 months.

The total alcohol is 13.8% by volume. The total acidity is 6.1 grammes per litre. The residual sugar is 2.6 grammes per litre. The pH is 3.6.

The wine was imported by HJO Grosshandel AB.

Colour : Dark damson

Aroma : Blackberry, licquorice, black tea, blackcurrant, oak, herbs

Taste : Black tea, oak, cherry, red fruits, blackcurrant, licquorice, herbs

Alcohol : 14%

Price : 249 SEK

Mark : A

Website : Vina Echeverria
Website : HJO Grosshandel AB

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