Emiliana

2019 Novas Gran Reserva Riesling

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2019 Novas Gran Reserva Riesling
2019 Novas Gran Reserva Riesling
2019 Novas Gran Reserva Riesling
2019 Novas Gran Reserva Riesling
2019 Novas Gran Reserva Riesling
2019 Novas Gran Reserva Riesling

"Amazingly delicious organic Riesling from Chile. Fresh limes with a mineral and saline undertones with a hint of developed Riesling kerosene - stunningly complex and a real steal at this price!" Alan's personal notes.

Tasting Notes

Expressive Chilean Riesling with a broad appeal.

Nose

Quietly complex on the nose with fresh lime notes combining with a steely minerality and gentle honeysuckle flora.

Palate

The palate is mid-weight and off-dry with persistent flavours of lime, there is a natural salinity which gives contrast yet lovely balance. It finishes clean with a lingering flinty character.

 

Production

Vines were planted in 1993 at the Fundo Quitralman, Mulchén vineyard in the Bio-Bio Valley, 500km south of Santiago. Grapes are handpicked then placed in a pneumatic press to obtain the different musts, which were kept separate. Once ferment was complete, the wine was left in contact with its fine lees in stainless steel tanks for 5 months, with periodic stirring (batonnage) before being fined and bottled.

Producers

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

  • Bronze - Sommelier Wine Awards 2018 (2016 vintage)

Specifications

Year 2019
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Riesling
Country Chile
Alcohol content
12% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential Awaiting info
Features Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic, Sustainable
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Oysters and shellfish, white meats and smoked salmon. Also great with vegetarian dishes and Asian cuisine.
Origin Bio-Bio Valley
Appellation D.O. Valle de Bio Bio