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Emiliana, Salvaje Syrah (/Roussanne), Casablanca 2018 (1x75cl)

Country: Chile
Region: Casablanca Valley
Grape Variety: Syrah | Roussanne
Organic: Yes
Biodynamic: Yes
Bottle Size: 75cl
Product Code: CHCA0045B18S
Delivery: Not Available
£13.30

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WE ALSO STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE INCOMING SOUTH AMERICAN SYRAH THAT SHARED THE 95-PT, OUTSTANDING HONOURS WITH THE SALVAJE IN THE DECANTER REVIEW, BEING THE TERCIOPELO - THIS REMAINS AVAILABLE (AT THIS STAGE). **

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Awarded 95 points and Outstanding status by Decanter in their October 2020 panel tasting of South American Syrah (see blue link below).

Emiliana, Salvaje Syrah (/Roussanne), Casablanca 2018 - October 2020 Decanter review

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See also our video tasting of this wine and our other Outstanding from this review.

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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 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.

Its 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. 

Emiliana began its conversion to organic production in 1998, and today 100% of its properties are organically managed. It is the world’s largest organic winery. It holds organic certifications in accordance with the standards of the United States, Canada (NOP), Brazil, Chile, Japan, South Korea, China, and Europe. In 2006, Emiliana was the first winery in Latin America to produce a wine with biodynamic certification. Since then, the use of biodynamic practices at its farms and cellars has been accredited and today 100% of its properties are certified. Emiliana received its Fairtrade and Fair For Life certifications in 2011 and 2017, and has been selling fair trade wines since 2012. Emiliana was a pioneer in the implementation of the Wine of Chile Sustainability Code certification in 2012. This standard was developed for the Chilean wine sector to support the implementation of sustainable practices at a national level, as well as social and environmental responsibility at Emiliana.

Salvaje is an organic wine made without added sulphur and is the result of meticulous vineyard management. It's a vivid, wild and untamed red from Casablanca.

The Syrah and Rousanne grapes were picked into bins, transported to the winery and immediately chilled. The reception process begins with a double selection system on conveyor belts both before and after being destemmed. The grapes are then crushed and deposited into stainless steel tanks, where they undergo a 3-day cold maceration at 6º–8ºC. The temperature was then raised for the alcoholic fermentation with native yeasts at temperatures controlled to 24º–27ºC with a pumpover program managed according to enological criteria. The new wine remained on its skins for an additional 6–7-day post-fermentation maceration and a total vinification of approximately 20 days. Malolactic fermentation took placed naturally in stainless steel tanks, where the wine was aged for 12 months. The wine was the stabilized naturally without treatments. It was filtered with a 1-micron cartridge filter prior to bottling. The wine is aged for 5 months in stainless steel tanks.

See also the blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.

Emiliana, Salvaje Syrah (/Roussanne), Casablanca 2018 - fiche technique

Syrah 97%, Roussanne 3%.

Deep violet-red. The nose is very fruity with a predominance of black fruits such as blackberries and blueberries on the forefront followed by light notes of blackcurrants and violets. The fruity intensity is present at all times and pairs with the very velvety, elegant palate to make this wine very easy to drink.

ABV = 14.0%.