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.
Signos de Origen ‘La Vinilla’ 2017
Elegant aromas of apricot, toasted almonds and hints of vanilla. The palate is full and smooth with subtle notes of flowers, luscious lemon meringue fruit and creamy oak with bright natural acidity and a refreshing savoury twist. No wonder vintage after vintage win so many awards and praise.
The must was decanted and racked into stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation began, and prior to completion, 100% of the partially fermented must was racked to French oak barrels to continue the process. Following fermentation, a small amount of sulphite was added to the new wine to prevent malolactic fermentation and thereby preserve the wine’s freshness and vibrant acidity. The wine remained in the barrels for an additional 5 months with periodic battonage (lees stirring) to promote the transfer of fatty compounds and aromatics from the lees to the wine for greater complexity. Prior to bottling, the wine was fined with adjusted doses of bentonite and cold stabilized to prevent future tartaric precipitations. Aging: 6 months; 74% in French oak barrels, 8% in French oak foudres, and 18% in ovoid tanks. The blend changes each year and this vintage consists of Chardonnay (72%), Viognier (12%), Marsanne (10%) and Roussanne (10%)