Emiliana

2017 Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

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2017 Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Novas Gran Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon

Classic fruit-driven Maipo Cabernet from Sourced from some of the best organic vineyards in the valley.

Tasting Notes

Colour

Ruby red in colour. 

Nose

The nose is intense, with a pronounced presence of blackcurrant backed up with notes of cherries and strawberries as well as a hint of chocolate.

Palate

Medium-bodied and well balanced with ripe black fruits, smooth tannins and refreshing acidity, resulting in a juicy and approachable Cabernet.

Production

Grapes for this wine are organically grown in very deep soils on terraces of alluvial origin with loam to clay-loam textures and abundant stones in the profile that provides excellent drainage. The Alto Maipo zone has ideal conditions for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The Maipo River naturally regulates the temperatures and prevents extreme cold or frost as well as excessive summer heat. The absence of rainfall in the spring encouraged good fruit set and excellent plant health. It turned cloudy as summer began, however, and rainfall in early April forced an early harvest. The early harvest returned wines that are perfumed, expressive, and elegant. Vinification begins with a 4–5-day pre-fermentation cold soak at 8ºC followed by alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts at 26ºC and a pumpovers program determined by enological criteria. Malolactic fermentation takes place naturally in tanks and barrels, where the wine is aged at controlled temperatures for 12 months. It is neither fined nor stabilized; it is just lightly filtered prior to bottling. The wine is aged for 12 months, 60% in French oak barrels, 10% in a French foudre, and 30% in stainless steel.

Producer

Voted by Wines of Chile as "Winery of the Year 2016", Emiliana is one of Chile's most exciting producers and pioneers in organic and biodynamic winemaking. Since 1998, this Chilean winery has been producing award-winning wines from almost 1,000 hectares of vineyards in prime sites including Casablanca, Maipo, Cachapoal, Colchagua and Bio Bio.

Its spectacular biodynamic vineyard and winery at Los Robles is a model that attracts visiting viticulturalists and winemakers from across the world. Emiliana's innovative and natural-leaning wines are made with great care and attention and the results are inspiring.

Sustainable

Emiliana began its conversion to organic production in 1998, and today 100% of its properties are organically managed. It is the world’s largest organic winery. It holds organic certifications in accordance with the standards of the United States, Canada (NOP), Brazil, Chile, Japan, South Korea, China, and Europe. In 2006, Emiliana was the first winery in Latin America to produce a wine with biodynamic certification. Since then, the use of biodynamic practices at its farms and cellars has been accredited and today 100% of its properties are certified. Emiliana received its Fairtrade and Fair For Life certifications in 2011 and 2017 and has been selling fair trade wines since 2012.

Emiliana was a pioneer in the implementation of the Wine of Chile Sustainability Code certification in 2012. This standard was developed for the Chilean wine sector to support the implementation of sustainable practices at a national level, as well as social and environmental responsibility at Emiliana.

Emiliana is certified to use the Vegan Society trademark, which attests that its wines are produced without any animal-derived products.

Emiliana also produces an annual sustainability report.

Awards

  • Silver - 2018 International Wine Challenge (2015 vintage)

Specifications

Year 2017
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Country Chile
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
Features Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic, Sustainable
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches
Ideal with meat-based dishes and stews, slow-cooked beef, and pastas such as gnocchi with blue cheese.
Origin Maipo Valley
Appellation D.O. Valle del Maipo