Experience the vibrant complexity of Viña Echeverría's No es Pituko, a low intervention Viognier from Valle de Curicó. This natural wine, made with wild yeast and with no added sulphur is pale straw yellow with aromas of peach and tropical chirimoya (also known as a custard apple), finished with a subtle buttery note. On the palate, delicate floral and tropical flavors are complemented by a crisp acidity. Enjoy the perfect balance of flavour and freshness.
|Style||Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Floral, Stone and Tropical Fruits, Lees Aging, Fresh, Rich|
|Region||Valle de Curicó|
|Dietary||Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable, Natural, Low in Sulphur|
About the Producer
Viña Echeverría is a family-run estate winery, owned and managed by the Echeverría family. Established in 1930, but with an agricultural heritage going back to the 1700s, Viña Echeverría is as much today, as always, driven by a shared passion for winemaking and an uncompromising search for excellence. Viña Echeverría combines nearly a century of viticulture and winemaking experience with a modern state-of-theart winery, to produce an extensive collection of quality wines. The 'No es Pituko' range represents a radical departure from the rest of the more traditional Echeverría wines, both in look and make-up, being vinified naturally, without any additions at any stage. Viña Echeverría has recently been awarded its Sustainable Winery status by Wines of Chile, as well as its ISO9000 certification.
Vineyard and Winery
The grapes come from a single vineyard in the Entre Cordilleras area of the Curicó Valley, situated at 243 metres above sea-level. The climate is Mediterranean with long, dry summers and intense sunlight. There is a marked diurnal temperature range, where the cooler evenings encourage balancing natural acidity and aromatic complexity in the fruit which leads to elegant wines. The 35-year old vines are ungrafted, selected from clones of pre-phylloxera rootstock. Grown in alluvial soils, with clay-loam content and the presence of stone at 80 centimetres depth, the soils are fertile, which allows the vines to express their full fruit potential. The vines are trained on the Lyre system which allows the air and sun to circulate through the vine canopy and helps to prevent mildew. The vineyards are cultivated according to sustainable agricultural methods.
'No es Pituko' is Chilean slang for 'it ain't fancy' reflecting the fact that this wine was vinified naturally, without any additions at any stage. The Viognier grapes were hand-harvested and taken to the winery in 18kg boxes to preserve the quality. They were destemmed, pressed and cooled at 8°C, before being fermented with wild yeasts from the environment. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of 13 to 17°C and lasted for 25 days. The wine then spent three months on its fine lees imparting texture and complexity. The wine was made without the addition of any sulphur and was bottled without fining or filtration.
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