Vina Echeverría “No es Pituko” Viognier 2022
Name: “No es Pituko” Viognier
Producer: Vina Echeverría
This wine was part of Eater Wine Club’s January 2023 box, curated by sommelier Pedro J. Rodriguez. Learn more about our January wines and join Eater Wine Club today! Join Eater Wine Club today!
Tasting notes on the wine:
“I think you’ll find notes of peach, white flowers, and tropical fruits; plus a palate that is clean with a slight creaminess due to some malolactic fermentation. It does not see any oak, so it’s just a pure expression of this Rhone variety shining in Chile. Pairs well with Chinese duck with a side of seasonal vegetables.” — Pedro J. Rodriguez
About the winemaker:
“In Chilean slang No es Pituko means ‘it ain't fancy,’ meaning this viognier is terroir-driven and as raw and un-precious as it can get. Viognier is a misunderstood variety in many parts of the world but I love it — a true aromatic variety that will really grow on you. This expression of viognier comes from alluvial soils with plenty of sunshine throughout the growing season and cooling effect at night.” — Pedro J. Rodriguez