Vinedos Emiliana Coyam 2015
Deep purplish-red in color, with intense aromas that recall cherries and strawberries delicately blended with notes of tobacco, cedar, and rosemary with a light touch of smoke. Juicy on the palate, with sweet, ripe tannins that lend good structure and volume. Fresh and elegant with a lingering finish. Recommended for aging.
34% Syrah, 31% Merlot, 17% Carmenere, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 3% Mourvedre. Founded in 1986 by Chile's Guilisasti family, Emiliana Vineyards is a privately owned initiative dedicated to producing wines made from organic grapes and, in the case of the super-premium Emiliana Ge and Coyam, made in accordance with biodynamic principals as well. Introduction of the debut 2003 vintage Ge marked the release of South America's first-ever, certified biodynamic wine. The progressive conversion of Emiliana's estate vineyards began in the mid-1990s. Today, Emiliana's vineyards total 2,812 acres in the regions of Maipo, Colchagua, Casablanca, Bio-Bio, Cachapoal, and Limari. Over half of Emiliana's vineyards enjoy official organic and biodynamic certification. Collectively, Emiliana constitutes the single, largest source of estate-grown organic wines in the world. Coyam is the word for used for "oak" by the Mapuches, the original inhabitants of Central and Southern Chile. Ancient oaks surround the Emiliana vineyards in the Colchagua Valley, where their grapes are hand picked and certified biodynamic. French and American oak are used judiciously to age this skillfully crafted blend of carefully selected syrah, merlot, carmenere, cabernet sauvignon, mourvedre, and malbec. The result is a unique wine, with lust fruit and sublte oak, that echoes its harmony with nature. "This blend wine is made from biodynamic agriculture that has let us reach the maximum expression of the terroir's conditions."