Emiliana Coyam, DO Valle de Colchagua [Organic & Biodynamic] - Boutinot
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Emiliana Coyam, DO Valle de Colchagua [Organic & Biodynamic] 2020

CHV657

Emiliana

This organic icon is named after the oak forests which surround Emiliana's magical Colchagua home, Los Robles. Coyam is the ultimate expression of this estate and is a field blend of their best selection.

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Emiliana is one of Chile's most exciting producers and pioneers in organic and biodynamic winemaking. Since 1998, this...

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Production

The wine is made from a blend Syrah, Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Malbec, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot and Mourvedre grown on soil which contains a mixture of clay and sand, with the depth of the soils 2 -3 metres, optimal for red varieties. In the winery selection takes place on a conveyor belt to remove any leaves and damaged bunches. 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 is then aged for 18 months, during which time it stabilises naturally without any treatments.

Tasting notes

Emiliana's iconic blend. This wine is hugely evocative of the best Chilean reds, largely down to Emiliana’s belief in Carménère which forms a third of this blend. The rest of the blend evolves each year but Carménère is the predominant profile. A nose of the very classically leafy Carménère and Cabernet family with some silky graphite tannins. Coyam gets fresher, brighter and more relevant every year, while remaining generous and structured.

Food match

A classic Asado red. Also delicious with rich, casseroles involving star anise and five spice. Crispy duck pancakes and hoisin sauce would be amazing. Hard mature cheese and roast veg are also a great match.

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