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Encierra is a typical product of the location, a wine that collects all the benefits of the terroir that the Eyzaguirre Echenique family owns in Colchagua

Wines

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Origin
Viña San Diego de Puquillay, Peralillo-Colchagua.

Varieties
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot.

Ageing
Ageing was carried out, in part in French oak barrels.

Analysis
Alcohol:14%, Total Acidity:3.45g/l, Ph:3.67.

Tasting
A brilliant and vibrant red color with purple stinges. Intense fruital aromas that evoke the wild herbs and fruits from the terroir, prevailing over woody scents. In mouth, soft and balanced elegant tannins with a complex finish typical and unique of this location.

Foto Encierra 2002

Encierra 2002

Origin
Viña San Diego de Puquillay, Peralillo-Colchagua.

Varieties
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 10% Carmenère, 5% de Merlot.

Ageing
12 months in Frenck oak barrels.

Analysis
Alcohol:14%, Total Acidity:3,49g/l, Ph:3.72.

Tasting
Alluring and vibrant red color. Its unique and atractive aroma is an invitation to enjoy a generous wine, strong and structured. A most
notable “assemblage” of fine wine grapes.

Foto Encierra 2003

Encierra 2003

Origin
Viña San Diego de Puquillay, Peralillo-Colchagua.

Varieties
68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 6% Carmenère, 2% Petit Verdot, 9% de Merlot.

Ageing
12 months in oak barrels 90% French barrels, 10% American barrels.

Analysis
Alcohol:14.7%, Total Acidity:3,2g/l, Ph:3.74.

Tasting
Intense, live and brilliant red color  In the glass, it develops a most complex bouquet. In mouth, very tasty, mature, with volume and personality. Silky tannins, typical of this terroir. Great aftertaste.

Foto Encierra 2004

Encierra 2004

Origin
Viña San Diego de Puquillay, Peralillo-Colchagua.

Varieties
64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 13% Carmenère, 3% Petit Verdot, 5% de Merlot.

Ageing
The ageing process took place, In part, in French oak barrels.

Analysis
Alcohol:14.6%, Total Acidity:3,26g/l, Ph:3.75.

Tasting
Most interesting and of great complexity. Aromas of red and black berries, trffles and a touch  of black pepper. In mouth, a pleasant feeling due to sweet red berries, well complemented  with red frutis and wood scents. Strong but mature and assembled tannins,which grant elegance complexity.

Foto Encierra 2005

Encierra 2005

Origin
Viña San Diego de Puquillay, Peralillo-Colchagua.

Varieties
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 3% Carmenère, 2% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot.

Ageing
12 months in Frenck oak barrels.

Analysis
Alcohol:14%, Total Acidity:4.97g/l, Ph:3.74

Tasting
Vibrant red rubi color, with violet stinges. Intense aromas of wild fruits and flowers, that have long sinerged  in bottle, developing an unpaired bouquet. In mouth, great volume with velvet tannins. Its fruity taste evokes the diversity of terroirs and exposures found at the San Diego of Puquillay vineyards.

Foto Encierra 2006

Encierra 2006

Origin
Viña San Diego de Puquillay, Peralillo-Colchagua.

Varieties
50% Cabernet sauvignon, 45% Syrah, 3% Carmenere, 2% petit verdot

Ageing
12 months in french oak barrels.

Analysis
Alcohol 14,5, Total Acidity, 3,26 Ph 3,63.

Tasting
Powerful black fruits fill out the nose with cassis very much in evidence. Behind the cassis are blueberries, herbal cassis and bramble enriched by dark chocolate. A hint of oak adds some spice and the black and whiter pepper of Syrah is there on the finish.

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Encierra 2007

Origin
Viña San Diego de Puquillay, Peralillo-Colchagua.

Varieties
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Syrah, 3% Carmenere, 2% Petit Verdot.

Ageing
12 months in french oak barrels.

Analysis
Alcohol: 15%, Total Acidity: 3,69g/l, Ph: 3,48.

Tasting
There is a complex mix of rich black fruits showing on the nose, blackcurrant very prominent with damson and black cherry backing it. The fruit on the palate feels ripe ensuring richness and sweetness. The rounded tannins add to the fleshiness of the black fruit mix. Towards the back some strawberry and mulberry are in evidence giving some freshness but then dark chocolate lurks behind enriching the finish.

Foto Encierra 2008

Encierra 2008

Origin
Viña San Diego de Puquillay, Peralillo‐Colchagua.

Varieties
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah, 8% Carmenère, 2% Petit Verdot.

Ageing
12 months in French oak barrels.

Analysis
Alcohol: 14,5%, Total acidity: 3,25g/l, Ph: 3,57.

Tasing Notes
The nose is very cassis dominated but behind is damson and black cherry. The fruit on the palate feels ripe its sweetness enriched by dark chocolate, all lovely and lush. The plushy fleshiness is underpinned by fresher red cherry and mulberry balanced by the fine tannins and spiced by the black pepper that shows on the finish. (Derek Smedley MW,95pts)

Foto Encierra 2009

Encierra 2009

Origin
Viña San Diego de Puquillay, Peralillo-Colchagua.

Varieties
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Syrah, 10 % Merlot, 4% Carmenère, 3% Petit Verdot.

Ageing
12 months in French oak barrels.

Analysis
Alcohol: 14,5%, Total acidity: 3,7 g/l, Ph: 3,48.

Tasting Notes
The fruit on the nose is rich and ripe lots of black plums and black cherry with a hint of pepper towards the back. The mid palate is lush generous brooding packed with damsons, black cherries and blackcurrants layers of fruit lovely and complex. Towards the back mulberry shows the freshness bringing out some black pepper spice but the finish is serious deep and rich packed with flavour. (Derek Smedley, MW, 96 pts.)

Foto Encierra 2011

Encierra 2011

Origin
Viña San Diego de Puquillay, Peralillo-Colchagua.

Varieties
58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Syrah, 10% Merlot, 3% Carmenère, 3% Petit Verdot.

Ageing
12 months in French oak barrels.

Analysis
Alcohol: 14,5%, Total acidity: 3,49 g/l, Ph: 3,62

Soils
Diverse soils with different tones along the hill slopes of the Coast Range. The deep sedimentary soil of Colchagua valley contains a mixture of fine-textured loam clay and loam silt, boarded by medium textured colcanic soil in the foothills.
This type of soils are quite developed and responsable for the attainment of such particular grapes, so concentrated and with an elegante fruitiness.

History

The origins of the relationship between the Eyzaguirre – Echenique family and the wine industry, dates from the eighteenth century when, in 1765, Miguel Echenique Tagle and his son Gabriel, planted the first varieties of wine grapes, coming from France, in the Valley of Colchagua. Later on, in 1947, the founder of the vineyard “Cañetenes de Puquillay”, Fernando Echenique Zegers, convinced of the wine-producing potential of the Colchagua Valley, and provided with an extensive study of these soils, decided to incorporate new technology to the project. He built a winery that allowed a proper manufacturing of the musts that came from the new plantations.

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In the year 1978, the Eyzaguirre Echenique family took control of the vineyard Cañetenes of Puquillay, renaming it under the name of “Viña Los Vascos”. Jorge Eyzaguirre Correa and his wife, María Ignacia Echeñique, the new owners of the vineyard, convinced that the future of the country’s wine industry was on the exportation of these newly bred wines, decided to initiate an aggressive commercial campaign worldwide and participated in all the most important market places and international tastings. In addition, they incorporated state-of-the-art technology to the cultivating processes, planted new varieties and incremented the soil destined for these plantations.

The result of this modernization process was that Jorge Eyzaguirre and his wife positioned their name, in Chile and at international, as an innovating family and producers of very high quality wines. A direct consequence of this great effort was that, in 1988, they entered into a “joint-venture” with the well known French winery “Les Domaines Barons de Rotchild” (Lafitte).

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In 1996, the Eyzaguirre Echenique family decides to sell their participation in Los Vascos. They retained, however, the ownership of part of the vineyards and the original family house. At present, the company owns 130 privileged hectares, mainly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Carmenere, Syrah and some Petit Verdot.

Convinced that the key to produce high quality wines was a combination of soil and climate, the Eyzaguirre Echeñique family takes advantage of their property and presents to the market their new wine Encierra (harvest 2000).

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Encierra is a typical product of the location; a wine that collects all the benefits of the terroir the Eyzaguirre Echeñique family owns in Colchagua. The objective is, now, that Encierra becomes one of the best wines in Chile.

The production of Encierra reaches the amount of 24,000 bottles, which are mainly commercialized in Europe, United States, Asia and Brazil. Encierra is also present in the domestic market, in specialized wine stores.

The People

There are many elements that take part in the manufacture of a high quality wine, but certainly one of the most important factors are the people who are behind the process. Muchos son los elementos que se requieren para elaborar un vino de alta calidad, pero sin duda uno de los factores mas importantes son las personas que están detrás.
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Encierra belongs to the Eyzaguirre Echenique family, for long, wine producers of the Colchagua Valley.

The family goal, represented by Maria Ignacia Echenique, Maria Ignacia Eyzaguirre E. and Juan Carlos Eyzaguirre E., is to pose ENCIERRA as a prime oenological project, different, featured by a limited production, thus, optimizing the benefits of its terroir.

To do so, the direction of the Company was entrusted the to María Ignacia Eyzaguirre Agronomist & oenologist of the Catholic University of Chile. Furthermore, ENCIERRA counts with the oenological counselling of Monsieur Didier Debono, oenologist of the University of Bordeaux, France.

Encierra

The Vineyard

VInes

Vines

Encierra is obtained from grapes that come from “San Diego de Puquillay Vineyard”, a huge extension of land with a planted area of 130 hectareas ( 321 acres),the varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Carmenere and Petit Verdot.

These plantations undergo a rigorous selection process in order to choose which are to be used in the elaboration of 24,000 bottles of ENCIERRA Vineyard Reserve, and 120,000 bottles of ENCIERRA Zulú.

The harvesting process is done manually and special attention is placed on the ripeness of each of the varieties.

Climate

Climate

Mediterranean climate, with well differentiated four seasons during the year.
During the summer months there is a great temperature oscillation between day and night, ranging from 28°C to 12°C, in average. The rainy season takes place during winter (May – August); total rain: 600 mm per year.

The proximity to the coast and the presence of see breeze allows the fruit to have a slow ripening process, a condition that is important and appreciated to obtain high quality grapes.

Soil

Soil

Diverse soils, with different tones along the hill slopes of the Coast Range. Of lacustrain origen, with predominance of clay, deposited over ancient volcanic material; in the piedmont, clayish and sandy, of metamorphic slate-like rock. All of them are quite developed and responsible for the attainment of such particular grapes, so concentrated and with an elegant fruitiness.

The Cellar

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Contact




contact@encierra.cl

Napoleón 3565 Of 901
Las Condes
Santiago, Chile

Tel: 56 2 3817690, 56 2 38176 92
Fax: 56 2 3817693