Viña Echeverría 'No Es Pituko' Cabernet Franc 2022Regular price $18.00
Region: Curicó Valley, Central Valley, Chile
Grape(s): Cabernet Franc
Winemaker: Roberto Echeverria
Drinks Best: Now - 1 Year
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 Curicó Valley. Here, they grow grapes from French pre-philloxera rootstocks, on their 80 ha of vineyards. ‘¡No es Pituko!’ is hand harvested, destemmed, and immediately pressed. Next, fermentation takes place naturally with indigenous yeast in stainless steel tanks. Roberto performs soft pump overs to promote bolder aromatics and bottles without fining, filtration, or sulfite additions. Lively aromas of black cherry and plum give way to a fresh, silky palate with soft tannins, lush florals, and tart raspberry fruit.