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Emiliana, Signos de Origen Los Morros Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon 100%
Alvaro Espinoza & Noelia Orts
A lovely example of cabernet sauvignon with a beautiful purity. Ruby red in colour with a bright nose that offers aromas of ripe blackcurrant and licorice along with cedar wood notes. The palate recalls black currants and red cherry fruit with star anise spice, ripe tannis and a full juicy finish.
The reception included a triple selection using conveyor belts before and after passing through the destemmer-crusher. The grapes then dropped gently (by gravity) into the fermentation tanks, where they underwent a 5-day pre-fermentation cold soak at 8C. Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks using only native yeasts at 24-26C with a program of pumpovers determined by enological criteria. The new wine remained on its skins for an 8-day post-fermentation maceration at 22-24C, for a total maceration (skin contact) time of 28-30 days. Malolactic fermentation took place naturally in barrels. The wine was then aged for 12 months. The wine is stabilized naturally, without treatments, and is only very lightly filtered at bottling with a 3 micron (absolute) cartridge. The wine was aged for 12 months, 48% in French oak barrels, 28% in concrete eggs, and 24% in a 2,000-liter French oak foudre.
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.