In a nutshell: An organic, fruity and rounded Chilean Pinot Noir from the Bio Bio Valley.
The lowdown: After fermentation a small proportion is aged for 6 months on French oak to add a measure of depth without being overpowering. It has notes of red berries, strawberries, sweet vanilla and floral notes on the nose followed by a fruity palate with a velvety texture, medium body, and nice mineral edge to the finish.
When to drink: Great value new world organic Pinot Noir. Fish, or shellfish, white meats or Prosciutto make good food pairings.
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.