Echeverria Syrah Gran Reserva 2015, from Chile's Aconcagua Valley, is aged in small French oak barrels for a year before bottling. It is an intnse, perfumed, spicy Syrah, with flavours of blackberries and brambles. The finish is long and powerful!
The Echeverrians emigrated from the small Basque town of Amezqueta in 1740 and built their winery in the town of Molina in the province of Curico in the early 1900s. They are still family owned, family-managed and with a family vision. Roberto has now taken over from his father, Roberto, as chief winemaker. Assisted by winemaker Matias Aguirre and viticulturist Cecilia Silva, Roberto’s philosophy lies in grape selection and control of the grape’s environment. All grapes either come from their own estates or are rigorously selected from a small coterie of trusted growers.