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Emiliana Coyam, Colchagua Valley [Organic] 2017

CHV657

Emiliana

A wine that is named after the oak forests which surround Emiliana's magical and spiritual Colchagua home, Los Robles. Coyam is the ultimate expression of this estate and is a field blend of their best grapes.

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Voted by Wines of Chile as "Winery of the Year 2016", Emiliana is one of Chile's most exciting producers and pioneers...

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Production

The soil contains a mixture of clay and sand, with the depth of the soils 2 - 3 metres, optimal for red varieties. The summer was dry. The bountiful rainfall allowed us to begin irrigating late in the season. Veraison and ripening were delayed by 10 days. The harvest began in the last week of March. The wine is made from a blend of Syrah (44%), Carmenère (30%), Cabernet Sauvignon (12%), Mourvèdre (4%), Malbec (4%), Petit Verdot (2%) Garnacha (2%) and Tempranillo (2%). The first stage, reception, began with a selection on a conveyor belt to remove any leaves and damaged bunches, etc. The selected bunches were destemmed, and the individual berries were selected by size via a vibrating table for better precision. The grapes were then gently dropped into stainless steel tanks for fermentation with native yeasts at 24º–26ºC with a program of pumpovers determined by oenological criteria. The new wine then remained on its skins for a 5-day post-fermentation maceration at 22º–24ºC, for a total maceration time of 20–25 days. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in oak barrels. The wine was aged for 14 months, during which time it stabilised naturally without any treatments.

Tasting notes

Emiliana's iconic blend. Violet red in colour. This is an elegant and complex wine with lifted notes of cherries, plums, blueberries, and blackberries, along with refreshing hints of black pepper, leather, and pencil lead. The palate is rich and packed with complex fruit character with fresh acidity. Good concentration and structure that draws out the persistent finish.

Food match

This is a complex wine that needs intense preparations such as grilled red meats, including wagyu, beef, or lamb, served with potatoes au gratin, rice, or spicy sauces. Decant before drinking and serve in Bordeaux-style glasses at 18ºC.

Awards

2015 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Gold

2014 Vintage

IWC 2018

Silver

Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

Silver

2013 Vintage

IWC 2017

Gold

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