In a nutshell: An organic, bright, ruby-red Chilean Merlot from the Rapel Valley.
The lowdown: Packed with red fruit aromas, especially berries it elegantly combines some black pepper notes for added spice. On the palate, it presents a delicate wood influence that contributes to the considerable complexity, good structure and fine tannins. It has a nicely soft texture and a fruity finish to round off with.
When to drink: Quite moreish and silky, when food pairing it's very versatile; try with poultry, lean red meats, pasta, even vegetable stews and cheese dishes.
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. The enterprise was started back in 1986 by Rafael and José Guilisasti and since 2000 the esteemed winemaker, Alvaro Espinoza has also been closely involved in the project.
They produce 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.