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Novas Gran Reserva Viognier, Casablanca Valley [Organic] 2018

CHV663

Emiliana

Exotic, lush Viognier from cool climate Casablanca.

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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 grapes are hand picked in early May. Casablanca enjoys a cool, coastal climate with permanent humidity and average temperatures of 25°C in summer and 14°C in winter. There are no aquifers, so the necessary irrigation is provided. Soils have evolved and vary from black clay, to coarse yellow sand. The grapes were picked into 400-kg bins and transported to the cellar for immediate chilling. Then, they underwent a selection process on conveyor belts that led to a bladder press for direct pressing. The must was decanted, and racked to stainless steel tanks and oak barrels, correcting the turbidity to 150 NTU. The alcoholic fermentation starts with selected yeasts. After the fermentation process was complete, the fine lees were stirred (battonage) for better contact with the wine. Prior to bottling, the wine was fined with adjusted doses of bentonite and cold stabilized to prevent future precipitations. Finally, it was filtered with diatomaceous earth and with 1- and 0.65-micron cartridges. Aging: 6 months, 60% in stainless steel tanks and 40% in French oak barrels.

Tasting notes

Pale yellow in colour with a sweet and floral nose with notes of apricot, honey, white peach, and a touch of gooseberry. The fresh palate has great volume and a persistent finish.

Food match

Ideal with cream-based dishes, grilled salmon, or fried swordfish with vegetables. Also pairs very well with desserts such as papayas with cream.

Awards

2018 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2020

Bronze

2016 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2017

Silver

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