food and wine
Half case: £52.16
Full case: £98.82
Meet the Producer
Voted by Wines of Chile as 'Winery of the Year 2016', Emiliana are 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. Their 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.
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.
Clean and lively stuff! The complex nose presents citrusy and grapefruit and lime notes with a subtle touch of white pepper and delicate herbs. The smooth palate bursts with freshness balanced by good volume and persistence.
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 cheese.
ABV - 12.5%
CASE/BOTTLE SIZE - 6 x 75cl
REGION/COUNTRY - D.O. VALLE DE CASABLANCA, CHILE
GRAPE - SAUVIGNON BLANC 100%
FEATURES - VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, ORGANIC
CLOSURE - SCREWCAP
WINEMAKER - EMILIO
ALLERGEN INFO - CONTAINS SULPHITES AND NO OTHER ALLERGENS