Emiliana Orgánico - 2016/17
In this area of the Casablanca Valley, the cooling affect of the Humboldt current offshore helps the important slow and even ripening of these grapes, which are handpicked into small bins, and immediately chilled when they reach the winery. A careful vinification excluding oxygen follows, with ageing in stainless steel tanks. Inky purple in colour, the nose is of ripe black fruits and earthy forest floor. On the palate, hints of pepper and nutmeg with blueberry and blackberry. The addition of 7% white Roussanne grapes adds elegance and balance to this deliciously pure (No Sulphites Added) wine.
17/20 – JancisRobinson.com, ‘Overt smoked meats on the nose – very Syrah – with juicy red fruit on the palate. Fine, dry tannin and well-integrated acidity. Gets the personality of Syrah absolutely spot on. Not sure that Roussanne contributes much, but it doesn’t matter either way – this is good stuff, and good value.‘ Richard Hemming MW, October 2017 (2015 vintage)
92 Points – Patricio Tapia – ‘Revelation of the Year’, Descorchados 2018 (2016 vintage)
93 Points – Tim Atkin MW, December 2017 (2017 vintage)
Bronze Medal – Drinks Business Organic Masters 2018 (2017 vintage)