2022 Adobe Reserva Organic Sauvignon Blanc

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2022 Adobe Reserva Organic Sauvignon Blanc

This is the fundamental organic South American Sauvignon Blanc

Tasting Notes

Colour 

A clear, bright pale yellow in colour

Nose

The complex nose presents citrusy notes of grapefruit and lime with a subtle touch of freshly crushed bay leaf

Palate

The smooth palate bursts with citrus freshness balanced by good volume and persistence

 

Production

Casablanca Valley is hugely influenced by its proximity to the cool breezes which blow in of the chilly Pacific Ocean. The vineyard soils are alluvial in origin, with sandy textures, high permeability, whose shallow depth restricts yield. These cooler temperatures and poor soils, in consequence, give great character in both flavour and aroma, especially for aromatic white varieties like Sauvignon Blanc. The landscape generally consists of rolling hills that rise toward the east and the Coastal Mountains. The poor, shallow soils are alluvial in origin with sandy loam textures, good permeability, and relatively low yields with respect to other Chilean wine regions. Cool climate conditions allow the fruit to ripen more slowly, resulting in grapes with a tremendous concentration off aromas and flavours in white varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and others. The grapes that went into this wine were hand picked during the first week of March, when the fruit had reached the desired level of ripeness. The fruit came from the Casablanca estate, where the vertically positioned vines produce an average yield of 11 tons per hectare. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts in our Maipo Valley winery. Temperatures were carefully managed to remain cool, with pumpovers and delicate lees stirring to reach the desired results. The wine was fined with bentonite and cold-stabilized before bottling to prevent tartaric precipitations in the bottle.

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

  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 - Bronze (2019 vintage)

Alan's Personal Tasting Notes

"Just WOW! The last Adobe to the VF party - but this is the best-selling varietal for Boutinot. Dry, fresh & clean with wonderful complexity for this price point. Lots of lime & grapefruit citric aromas and flavours. Very well made, well balanced and good length makes this an organic masterpiece for me - real respect for this winery and a wonderful addition to our range - even if we are late to the party!!" November 2022

Specifications

Year 2021
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Country Chile
Alcohol content
12% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential Awaiting Info
Features Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic, Sustainable
Allergen Information Contains sulphites
Food Matches Ideal with shellfish and lighter fish prepared with lemon, such as ceviche. It also makes a good companion for sushi and pastas with seafood sauces, or to enjoy as an aperitif with fresh chees
Origin Casablanca Valley
Appellation D.O. Valle De Casablanca