High-quality organic fruit is sourced from Emiliana's growers in Casablanca and Colchagua. A delicious, fresh, spicy and aromatic Viognier.
Pale yellow in colour.
A nose that presents fruity aromas recalling orange, nectarine and white peach with honeysuckle and jasmine notes.
The refreshing palate shows this is a wine full of character, with good concentration and balance.
With an average temperature of 22°C and ow rainfall (600mm per year). During summer, this valley presents high-temperature range, having low temperature at night. Alluvial, medium-high depth soil, uniform loamy-muddy texture. Good drainage, moderate permeability and high fertility. Mediterranean with rainy winters, warm, dry summers and a broad oscillation between day and night temperatures, all of which contribute to a good vine development. The soil presents good drainage, high fertility, and tremendous agricultural aptitude. The soils tend to be alluvial in origin of medium depth. The grapes that went into this wine were picked by hand at early-April when the fruit had reached its optimal degree of ripeness. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks, in our Las Palmeras winery. During this stage, the temperature was carefully managed to remain cool (around 15ºC) without pump-overs and with delicate lees stirring, in order to reach the desired results. Finally, the wine was fined with bentonite and cold-stabilized before bottling to prevent tartaric precipitations in the bottle.
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.
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.
Alan's Personal Notes
"Immediately attractive, this organic dry white from Chile has attractive stone fruit aromas on the nose, which follow through to the palate and combine with a rich mouth-filling creaminess and mouth cleansing acidity. Fabulously well balanced and absolutely delicious!"
13.5% alc vol
|Units of Alcohol per Bottle||10.1 units|
|Cellaring Potential||Awaiting Info|
|Features||Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic, Sustainable|
|Allergen Information||Contains sulphites|
|Food Matches||Due to its soft texture and its complex and concentrated flavours, this wine is ideal for serving with grilled escalopes with a tropical reduction, grilled fish such as Conger with a cream sauce and some desserts such as papayas with cream.|
|Origin||Casablanca Valley, Colchagua Valley|
|Appellation||D.O. Valle Central|