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Producer: EmilianaGrape Varieties: 100% MerlotOptimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Rounded smooth red wineAlcohol by Volume: 13.5%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: Chile
With a bright, deep ruby colour, this wine has red-fruit aromas such as strawberries and raspberries, and touches of toast, vanilla and cocoa. This Merlot has great body on the palate, presenting good balance and silkiness. This wine has great taste with touches of French oak, which also gives this wine a perfect finish.
With 250 hectares of IMO and Demeter certified organic vineyards and a further 250 hectares in conversion, Emiliana is one of the world’s most important producers of Organic and Biodynamic wines. Their spectacular Biodynamic vineyard and winery at Los Robles is a model that attracts visiting viticulturalists and winemakers from all over the world. Jose Guilsasti and Alvaro Espinosa (winemaking) were key to establishing this project but there is a wealth of young talent involved. These innovative wines are made with great care and attention and the results are inspiring. The flagship Coyam has already become one of Chiles iconic wines but the whole range excels.
In The Vineyard
Rapel Valley is located on the 6th Region, 160 kms south to Santiago. This zone has good drainage, excellent fertility and great characteristics for agriculture, specially for red varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot. This valley has a Mediterranean climate, it has coastal influences because it limits with the Cordillera de la Costa, which is low. There is a great concentration of rain during the Winter (710 mm average) and in Summer this valley receives southern winds with morning mist. Summers are very hot and have a large diurnal temperature fluctuation.
In The Winery
The grapes were manually harvested in mid April. Vinification begins with a pre-fermentation cold soak at 8°C for a week in order to extract the fruit. Alcoholic fermentation takes place between 25°C and 28°C with a pumpover program determined by daily tasting. Malolactic fermentation takes place naturally in stainless steel tanks and part of the wine was aged in oak barrels for 6 months; after this the wine is blended in order to obtain a more complex character.
This wine ideally blends with red and white meats, ham and bacon. It also goes with strong cheeses like camembert, roquefort and goats cheese.
Awards & Press
2009 Vintage: IWC 2011 - Silver
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