Translucent golden yellow in colour, the nose features fruity aromas of apricots and white fruits with a floral side and notes of toasted almonds and butter. Robust and creamy on the palate with a backbone of acidity.
The grapes were picked into 12-kg boxes and transported to the cellar for immediate chilling. After that, the bunches were selected on conveyor belts that led to a bladder press for direct pressing. 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; 62% in French oak barrels, 15% in French oak foudres, and 19% in ovoid tanks and 4% in stainless steel tank. The blend changes each year and this vintage consists of Chardonnay (72%), Viognier (12%), Marsanne (10%) and Roussanne (6%)
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.
Wine Advocate 90+pts (2017) - The oaky but fresh and unusual 2017 Signos de Origen Chardonnay / Viognier / Roussanne / Marsanne has tasty, almost salty flavors, especially on the finish. It's also balsamic, quite showy and moreish.