About This Wine...
“this is one of the better examples [of Viognier] I’ve tasted recently” John Wilson, Wilson on Wine 2018
“very tasty refreshing Viognier from Chile: light and brimming with citrus and peachy fruits, this is a well-made, well-priced wine” John Wilson, The Irish Times, 17th February 2017 on the 2015 vintage.
“Apples, stone fruit and orange blossom merge in this voluptuous white. Fresh and with a delicate honeysuckle character on the palate. Great with chicken or rich seafood dishes.” Gaby Guedez, theTaste.ie February 2017 on the 2015 vintage.
“This has fine blossom aromas mixed with lemon peel and good acidity” Leslie Williams, The Irish Examiner, 1st April 2017
In 1998, Emiliana’s organic project became a reality, converting their vineyards to herbicide-free environments – see vineyard pest control in action above! In 2006 their vineyards were certified biodynamic, a system which follows and allows nature’s own processes at its own rhythm, without the intervention of external elements. The varietals are young, clearly identified with their original variety and loyal to the characteristics of the grape. From the moment of production they are ready to be consumed.
Eco is a collection of quality wines for everyday enjoyment. Integrity, sustainability and an earth-friendly focus are the inspiration behind this creation. Healthy grapes and beautiful vineyards, teeming with life deliver these engaging wines from the valleys of Chile. Instead of stark, sterile rows of vines, the vineyards are buzzing with birds, bees, insects and native wildlife providing a natural, effective defence against common vine-destroying insects. Chemicals are replaced by natural products and compost is produced from grape skins and stems, vegetal residue and manure. Harmony with nature and a commitment to the integrity of the environment are reflected in Eco Balance.
Cold due to the influence of the Pacific and the Humboldt current. Presents permanent humidity and average temperatures of 25°C in summer and 14°C in winter.
There are no aquifers, so the exact and necessary irrigation is provided. It has different types of soils, from evolved and black clay, to coarse yellow sand.
Awards and Reviews
- June 2015 – Decanter Magazine named Emiliana Winemaker Alvaro Espinoza, creator of Coyam, as one of the 30 most prestigious winemakers in the world
- November 2015 – Emiliana Vineyards named as ‘Winery of the Year’ by Wines of Chile