Adobe Reserva Carmenère
Emiliana is one of the world’s most important producers of organic and biodynamic wines and the largest in South America. They have a total of 997 hectares under vine in the valleys of Casablanca, Maipo, Colchagua, and Cachapoal of which 923ha are IMO certified organic and the remaining 77 in conversion. Their spectacular biodynamic vineyard and winery at Los Robles is a model that attracts visiting viticulturalists and winemakers from all over the world. General Manager José Guilisasti and winemaking consultant Alvaro Espinoza were key to establishing this project to convert a large commercial winery into a commercially viable organic one. These innovative wines are made with great care and attention and the results are inspiring.
The climate of the Colchagua Valley is Mediterranean. Summers are hot but with cool night temperatures. The soils here are alluvial with good drainage.
The Science Bit:
Grapes are hand picked in late April and undergo a week long pre fermentation cold treatment at 8ºC to extract more fruit flavours. Malolactic fermentation occurs naturally and 20% of the wine is aged in French oak for 6 months.
What does it go with?
A great match for pasta dishes with spicy sauces, grilled red meats and chicken. or perhaps something dark, sticky and intensely garlicky from the Orient.
What the press say:
2012 Vintage: “Fruity, with red and black berries and floral notes, this is dry and fresh, with fruity, juicy blueberries on a ripe palate.” Sommelier Wine Awards 2014, Judges Comments
2011 Vintage: ” ‘Black cherries and brambly fruit. Red roses and violets. Rhubarb and beetroot. Dark fruit, with spicy notes, velvet tannins and a good finish,’ said Benares’ Erica Lalér.” Sommelier Wine Awards 2013.